Bridges in Mathematics
Bridges in Mathematics, second edition, is a comprehensive K–5 curriculum that equips teachers to fully implement the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in a manner that is rigorous, coherent, engaging, and accessible to all learners.
The curriculum focuses on developing students’ deep understandings of mathematical concepts, proficiency with key skills, and ability to solve complex and novel problems. Bridges blends direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration. It taps into the intelligence and strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.
- Learning is a collaborative and social endeavor
- Learning is a process of constructing meaning to make sense of concepts.
- Learning requires perseverance and willingness to experience disequilibrium.
- Encourage students to be responsible for their own learning.
- Use good questioning strategies and draw out student thinking.
- Promote discourse while creating a safe learning environment.
- Solve problems using visual models and manipulations.
- make and test conjectures while recording their thinking.
- Talk and move around the classroom as they actively engage in learning.