How Will My Child Learn Math This Year?
Your child’s classroom will use Bridges in Mathematics
second edition, a comprehensive curriculum for grades
K–5. Bridges is a rigorous program designed to address
the new math standards in a way that’s enjoyable and
accessible to all learners.
The curriculum focuses on developing in students a
deep understanding of math concepts, proficiency
with key skills, and the ability to solve new and complex
problems. Learning activities tap into the intelligence
and strengths all students have by presenting
mathematically powerful material alive with language,
pictures, and movement.
Students in a Bridges classroom talk about math,
describe observations, explain methods, and ask
questions. They are encouraged to find multiple ways to solve problems and show different ways of
thinking. This is a vital way to help students build more flexible and efficient ways to solve increasingly
complex problems. Hands-on activities engage them in
exploring, developing, testing, discussing, and applying