Bridges Blog Archive for Grade 4

What Do You Notice?

I was recently at a Getting Started workshop where the leader brought up the base-ten area pieces on the document camera. She asked the teachers seated in the audience, “What do you notice?” 




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.

How Do I Meet All Those Needs?

If you’re like me, you constantly question how to meet all the needs within your fourth grade classroom.

Finding Factors with a Technology Assist

Finding Factors with a Technology AssistOne of the hardest concepts for fourth graders to investigate has to be finding factors of whole numbers. This skill requires problem solving, incorporating both abstract and quantitative reasoning. It also requires a solid grasp of multiplication facts, a source of struggle for some of my fourth graders in the beginning of the year.

Daily Prime and Composite Practice

Daily Prime and Composite PracticeBridges Grade 4 covers prime and composite numbers and finding factors. When students have the ability to find factors quickly, it helps them use the associative property with more ease and success. And finding factors is a great way to practice multiplication fact families.

Printable Booklet for Teaching Multiples

I don’t know about you, but I often find myself standing in front of a sea of eyes that are glazed over and dreaming about lunch, Minecraft, recess… or anything other than what I am teaching!! This happened to me in September.

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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