A unique blend of direct instruction, structured investigation, and open exploration.

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An engaging selection of visual models, manipulatives, games, apps and other unique learning materials

Seeing, touching, and sketching ideas create pictures in the mind’s eye, helping learners construct, understand, and apply mathematical ideas. Bridges incorporates increasingly complex visual models, including the number line and the array models, in a coherent framework across the curriculum.

Research, Results, and Correlations

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EdReports Review

Bridges is one of the few elementary math programs that achieved EdReport’s highest rating.

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Effectiveness Study

An independent study found that students who use Bridges perform better than their peers.

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Research Base

Bridges draws upon decades of research on the best methods for teaching and learning math.

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Standards Correlations

See how Bridges in Mathematics aligns with state standards.

I have a very challenging group of kids, and we are having an outstanding year in math. The kids are so engaged and interested.

Grade 1 teacher — Middlebury, VT

The children can visualize math and understand patterns in it. They are much more capable of exploring how they got an answer. All of the children enjoy math and are actively involved. No one is ‘afraid’ of it anymore!

Grade 2 teacher — Wickliffe, OH

It seems everyday one of our teachers stops me in the hall to share what great things are happening in math.

Math coach — Sandy, UT

I wanted to let you know how much my students and I enjoyed the "quick sketch" model for multiplying larger numbers. It is nice to be able to put a visual in student's hands to help them understand a normally complicated process. 

Grade 4 teacher — Ft. Bridger, WY

I can say without reservation that Bridges is one of the best decisions made in my 14 years here.

Assistant Superintendent — Middlebury, VT

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