Bridges Blog Archive for Number Corner

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...

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?” 




Calendar Grid Observations

A few years ago I taught two math groups, back-to-back. In an effort to make use of every possible moment, I created a Calendar Grid Observations Sheet for the fourth grade students to work on as they arrive. Recently, I used it again with third graders.

The Right Tool for the Job

The Right Tool for the JobNo matter which subject my class and I are working on, individual whiteboards have always been one of my favorite tools. When it comes to math, they have become essential. Individual whiteboards serve many situations, and they prove invaluable as I observe and assess my students’ progress with various math strategies. 

Updating Number Corner

Updating Number CornerHave you had trouble keeping the Number Corner workouts updated? I’ll be the first to admit that in my second grade classroom, I’ve struggled every month! I start out strong at the beginning of the month, reminding my helpers of what to update.

Gotta Get the Geoboards

“Please get out the geoboards!” begged two of my first graders shortly after I introduced the April Calendar Grid markers (from Supplement C8).

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.

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