Bridges Blog Archive for Grade 2

Predictions & Guesses & Estimates, Oh My!

In second grade we do a great deal of predicting and estimating and maybe even some guessing.  As we work with our students, I believe it’s important that we help them to see the distinctions among these vocabulary words and to point out that they are not interchangeable.

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What Was Wrong with the Old Way?

What Was Wrong with the Old Way?We’ve all had those conversations in which someone laments that math isn’t taught the same way it was “in the good ole days.” Our understanding of best practices in mathematics has changed, and change can be difficult for everyone.


All Systems Go!

Now that we're a couple of months into the school year, it's a good time to reflect on your Number Corner systems. Here are a few tips from a second grade teacher that may help your reflective process...


Bridges Intervention Kits Now Available

When Bridges Intervention was released in digital-only format last year, Bridges Second Edition users reacted with great enthusiasm. Many were quick to realize the power of this unique intervention program.


Exciting Misconceptions

Are you wondering how in the world a student’s misconception could stir enthusiasm in their teacher?


I Wonder...

One of the aspects I love most about Bridges is the deep thinking and conversation that can occur during a lesson. Recently, my students encountered a situation that prompted a spontaneous inquiry. During the lesson, “Exploring Symmetry in Quilt Blocks,” my second grade students were discussing their observations about the lines of symmetry found in the quilt blocks they created.


Posters Support Math Discussion

Tracy Schatz, a 4th/5th grade teacher from White River, Washington, created a series of posters to encourage constructive discussion during math forums. The posters cover four types of student talk, each with a series of sentence starters designed to stimulate conversation. Click on the poster titles to download the free pdfs.

 

 

 


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