Bridges Blog Archive for Spanish

To flag resources available in Spanish whether from MLC or third parties.

Good Communication with ELL Families

Math opens the door to partnership with families of ELL students. One of my students recently said, “My daddy is real smart in math. He showed me how he does this problem. I showed him how I did it and he liked my way.” We have interpreters and we have translated materials, but even better, we have visual ways of doing the work. A picture is worth more than a thousand words for sure!


Math Vocabulary – Another Language

Math Vocabulary – Another Language All students at my school learn the Spanish language all year long—the culture, how to speak, to understand, and so on. Another language they engage in all year long is the math language we use. It might seem intuitive or a part of everyday language, but math vocabulary can be very challenging.


Math Practice Posters - Now in English & Spanish!

Math Practices

The Math Learning Center is happy to offer these free, downloadable posters illustrating the CCSS Math Practices. Each set contains one poster for each practice, and two sets are available: one for grades K–2, and one for grades 3–5.


Number Corner: Spanish Immersion Classroom

Shannon Russell teaches a fifth grade Spanish immersion class in Portland Public Schools. She and her assistant, Melissa Kunert, share the Number Corner plans and photos that follow. They write,


Teaching English Language Learners with Bridges

Justin Johnson and a team of colleagues from Oregon's Portland Public Schools have developed valuable resources that support academic language development in Bridges. Math TOSA Bonnie Robb writes that as students play partner games during Work Places, "We want students to use mathematical language to explain what they are learning during the game." To that end, the team wrote sentence frames "to support 'math talk' during Work Places.


Bridges Resources in Spanish

Many Bridges components are available in Spanish. All student materials have been translated and are found in pdf format on the data disk that comes with Bridges classroom kits. Some student books are located on the MLC website for free download.  Select titles are also available in consumable, preprinted format.


Using Mathematic Vocabulary to Close the Gap

A recent article in edutopia, "Developing Students' Academic Vocabulary Helps Beat Achievement Gap," describes how one administrator uses sheltered language techniques to shrink the achievement gap in science and math between Hispanic students and their white peers in his small school district.

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