Bridges in Mathematics

Bridges Components

Bridges classroom packages feature a comprehensive set of materials for creating an engaging learning environment.

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Classroom Materials

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    Blast off to Space Game Board
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    Ten-Frame Dot Cards
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    2-D Shape Display Cards
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    Frog Path Game Board
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    Add or Subtract Spinner
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    Digital Hour Display Cards
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    Count & Compare Five Cards
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    Climb the Beanstalk Game Board
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    Race to the Cookie Jar Game Board
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    The Gardener's Friend Spinner
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    Dozens of Eggs Fractions Cards
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    Carrot Grab Game Board
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    Rabbit Tracks Game Board
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    Racing Fractions Cards
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    Grade 4 Calendar Markers - March
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    What's Missing? Bingo Cards
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    Number Line Segment Display Cards
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    Estimate & Check Cards
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    Grade 5 Calendar Markers - September
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    Beat the Calculator Cards
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    Beat the Calculator: Multiplication Cards

Games and Activities

Bridges includes colorful pre-made components including card decks, spinners, and game boards that support over three dozen Work Places at each grade level.

 

Manipulatives

Bridges includes a comprehensive manipulative kit that supports up to 30 students.

Bridges also incorporates a collection of free virtual manipulatives.

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    square and triangle Polydrons
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    Number Line pocket chart
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    Calendar Grid pocket chart
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    Geoblocks set III
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    money value pieces
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    motor, 1.5 VDC
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    measuring tape with inches and centimeters
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    pattern blocks
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    demonstration number rack
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    solar mini panels
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    pan balance scale
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    Tangrams
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    sock box/probability container
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    order of operations calculators
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    Hottest Coldest Highest Deepest Book - Featured in Bridges Grade 4
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    A Remainder of One Book - Featured in Bridges Grade 4
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    Biggest, Strongest Fastest Book - Featured in Bridges Grade 3
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    The Greedy Triangle Book - Featured in Bridges Grade 2
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    How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall is 1000? Book - Featured in Bridges Grade 2
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    Jim and the Beanstalk Book - Featured in Bridges Grade 2
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    Kids Discovery Bridges Book- Featured in Bridges Grade 3
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    Kids Discover Simple Machines Book - Featured in Bridges Grade 4
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    Sir Cumference and The Great Knight of Angleland book - Featured in Bridges Grade 4
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    The 329th Friend Book - Featured in Bridges Grade 3

Children's Literature

Bridges is rich with connections to other subject areas. All grade levels include children's literature recommendations and most include one or more titles.

Word Resource Cards

With over 200 definitions across grades K-5, word resource cards build essential math vocabulary. Each card features a word and multiple illustrations on the front and a working definition on the back.

Word resource cards are also available as a free app.

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    Angle Word Resource Card
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    Congruent Word Resource Card
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    Difference Word Resource Card
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    Estimate Word Resource Card
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    Expanded form Word Resource Card
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    Fraction Word Resource Card
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    Line of symmetry Word Resource Card
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    Number line Word Resource Card
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    Polygon Word Resource Card
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    Table Word Resource Card
Daily calendar excises are one example of Number Corner activities.

Number Corner

Every K–5 Bridges classroom package includes Number Corner, a self-contained supplemental program that is also available separately.

Number Corner complements the Bridges units through 20-minute daily workouts that provide practice with a wide variety of skills.

Find out more about Number Corner.

Student Books

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Bridges Student Book

Bridges is engaging DeSoto Parish students in math and teaching them to become creative problem solvers. As one principal said, “When you teach it from a conceptual level, it’s amazing the things that they can figure out.

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Number Corner Student Book

The Number Corner Student Book presents opportunities for independent practice and engagement with the skills and concepts covered in the daily workouts.

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Home Connections

Home Connections—family-friendly assignments that include games and activities as well as worksheets for students to complete independently—offer another source of practice and reinforcement.

Math Apps

 

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View app collection

  • geoboard app
  • math clock app
  • number frames app

Teacher Guides

Bridges teachers guide binders

 

Bridges Units

Designed for classroom use, the flexible three-ring binder format allows teachers to add notes and other reference materials. (Color covers, black and white pages.)

All guides are also available in electronic form on the Bridges Educator Site, which includes additional support resources.

Bridges assessment guide binder

 

Assessment Guides

Includes a wide variety of age-appropriate assessments at each grade level, ranging from interviews, observation tips, and short performance tasks for the youngest students to unit pre- and post-assessments, mid-unit checkpoints, and more extensive performance tasks for Grades 2 and up.