Bridges helps students become problem solvers and discover the joy in mathematics.
Our student-centered approach emphasizes classroom discourse, visual models, and conceptual understanding. Students build problem-solving skills, develop fluency, and make sense of mathematics through rich tasks with multiple entry points. Open-ended questions and student choice offer all learners the opportunity to develop a positive math identity.
Bridges students learn to:
A lot has changed since we published Bridges in Mathematics Second Edition. Over the years we listened to educators using our curriculum and kept abreast of evolving research regarding pedagogy, math education, and professional development. We’ve used this learning to shape our newest offering, which retains the best of our last edition while adding important enhancements and new features.
Bridges classrooms elevate all student voices. Third edition brings additional focus to representation, guidance for creating an inclusive learning environment, and revised tasks to better support equity. Our curriculum amplifies each student’s voice and learner agency, sparking curiosity and helping them find joy in mathematics.
Bridges Teachers Guides include embedded professional learning offered through overviews, sidebars, suggested questions, and sample student dialogue. The Bridges Educator Site (BES) provides easy access to valuable instructional resources and additional professional learning.
Bridges fosters collaboration while incorporating familiar mathematical and instructional routines. The integration of Math Learning Center apps with the curriculum provides flexibility for how students engage with sessions.
Bridges offers multiple modes of assessment, including observational, classroom work, and summative. Optional digital assessments, through a partnership with Derivita, provide real-time, actionable data for teachers and coaches.
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Sample lessons available online
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Bridges Third Edition curriculum available for purchase