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Bridges MathBridges in Mathematics, second edition, is a comprehensive K–5 mathematics 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. The program taps into the intelligence strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.
Bridges Activities
A Bridges classroom features a combination of wholegroup, smallgroup, and independent activities that are problem centered. Third graders engage in five major kinds of activities:
 Problems & Investigations
 Work Places
 Math Forums
 Problem Strings
 Assessments
The students are also assessed on their ability to develop and practice the following skills:
 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
 Model with mathematics.
 Use appropriate tools strategically.
 Attend to precision.
 Look for and make use of structure.
 Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
*There will be a Bridges open house for parents later this fall. I encourage you to be a part of this to explore more about our math program.
Bridges in Mathematics Resources

Here are some great resources and games that align with the math curriculum being taught in our room. We will be on unit 1 for the next 3 weeks.
http://www.mathlearningcenter.org/webapps/numberrack/
Unit 1
http://v7.k12.com/sample_lessons/activities/images/swfs/building_expressions_final.swf
Click on a number to complete the addition or subtraction expression before time runs out. The program allows you to select from a variety of formats, with unknowns in various positions.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=3508
Collect cards that add up to a specified sum. Choose how many cards, types of numbers, and level of strategy.
http://www.fuelthebrain.com/Interactives/app.php?ID=29
Choose from 4 visual models to flash on the screen: base ten, five frame, ten frame, multiple ten frame. The timer begins with a view (flash) of 5 seconds. Type in the number represented. With every correct answer, the flash time decreases; with every incorrect answer, flash time increases.
http://www.fuelthebrain.com/Game/play.php?ID=69
Fill in the addend, subtrahend or factor to score points in this basketball arcade game.
http://www.primarygames.com/math/mathlines/
Race to pair numbers that add up to 10. Or select this version of Math Lines and choose your own target number.
http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/MissingNumber689
Select a target number (the total) and challenge students to place the missing addend in a number sentence. Timed for one minute. Includes suggestions for playing as a class game.
http://www.ictgames.com/numberFactsBingo/index.html
Choose from 6 bingo gameshighlighting a variety of math strandsto use with an entire class. Print the bingo game cards and use an online machine to select the numbers. Combines desktop and online resources.
http://ictgames.com/numberlineJumpMaker/index.html
Select a start point on a number line and then click on other numbers to make jumps of different sizes.
Penguin Addition and Subtraction Facts
http://www.visnos.com/demos/additionsubtractionfacts
Animate penguins to explore addition and subtraction facts to twenty. Penguins jump between icebergs to demonstrate addition and dive under water to show subtraction. Click to view the problem on a number line.
http://www.fisme.science.uu.nl/toepassingen/03373/
Add numbers modeled by one of the following: 10 or 20 bead Rekenrek, dice, fingers, egg cartons, money discs. Adjust the viewing time as needed. Since the pictures are only shown for a short time, students must use addition strategies to add the beads. Uses Java.
https://xtramath.org/
This free, webbased, math fact fluency program includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Student accounts can be accessed from computers at home or school. Progress reports available.
Unit 2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/multiplication/play/
Determine the total number of pieces of fruit on a tray holding plates that each have the same number of pieces of fruit.
http://www.oswego.org/ocsdweb/games/Ghostblasters1/gbcd.html
Blast every ghost that displays a multiple of the number you choose. Game may be set for multiples of any number from 220.
http://www.fuelthebrain.com/games/mathmadness/
Fill in the addend, subtrahend or factor to score points in this basketball arcade game.
http://www.arcademics.com/games/meteor/meteor.html
As meteors with multiplication problems approach a star station showing a given product, fire them down by clicking on the expression that goes with the product.
http://www.arcademics.com/games/grandprix/grandprix.html
Race against the computer or other students by clicking on the correct product in a series of multiplication problems. Also try a similar game, Tractor Multiplication.
http://www.oswego.org/ocsdweb/games/SumSense/summulti.html
Drag and drop number cardswith unknowns in all positionsto make a multiplication equation.
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/mathgames/bugsinthesystem/
Click and drag bugs, putting them into the correct color position on a bar graph to count totals.
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/mathgames/cyberolympics/
Analyze data and click on contestants with the fastest practice times to compete in each event. Cyberchase game.
Unit 3
Glowa's Estamation Contraption
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/mathgames/glowlasestimationcontraption/
Mentally round and add numbers and type in the answer. Round numbers to the tens place in the first level and progress to larger numbers.
http://mrnussbaum.com/derby/
Estimate your answer, click "done" and then "hit." Game may be played with addition, subtraction, or multiplication problems and emphasizes skills in rounding numbers. View an instructional video here.
http://ictgames.com/addition.htm
Site features a variety of number line games.
http://www.mathnook.com/math/mathballoonsrounding.html
View a rounding problem (example: 73 Rounds to 80) and click on True or False. Correct answers pop the balloons. Find additional rounding games on Math Nook.
http://www.ictgames.com/countonconvict.html
Players must type in each jump on the "number line" (a convict's escape tunnel) and then add them all together to find the difference between two doubledigit numbers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/maths/games/place_the_penguin/big_sound/full.shtml
Place penguins on unit & ten charts to represent expanded form of a given number. Level 1 = units & tens. Level 2 = units, tens, hundreds.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/addition_and_subtraction/play/
Help Molly through the pyramid doors by completing addition and subtraction equations with the correct number or symbol. "Really hard" level uses 3 digit addition and subtraction.
Unit 4
http://www.oswego.org/ocsdweb/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html
Time is displayed in words. Player stops clock when hands are in matching position.
http://www.ictgames.com/hickory4.html
Feed the mouse and avoid the cat by correctly reading the analog clock. Includes half past, quarter to, and quarter past.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/fractions_basic/play/
Click on the number button to divide the floor arena into the number of segments that match the denominator. Then click on floor segments to color in divisions to represent the numerator.
Battleship Numberline: Fractions
https://www.brainpop.com/games/battleshipnumberline/
Click on a 01 number line to identify where a given fraction is located.
http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/FractionofShapesShadingBlocks332
Color blocks to represent a given fraction. Five levels from which to select. At the lowest level players shade in 1/2 of 4,6,8, or 10; at the highest level, shade in 1/3 or 2/3 of 6, 9, or 12. TESiboard activity.
http://www.abcya.com/number_line_fractions_percents_decimals.htm
Arrange numbers from least to greatest on a number line. Work quickly and accurately to better your score. Choose from fractions, fractions & decimals, and fractions/decimals/percents.
http://www.globalclassroom.org/rulergame200/index.html
Click on a ruler to identify the location of a given number. Choose from the following levels: wholes, halves, quarters, eighths, sixteenths.
Unit 5
http://www.arcademics.com/games/dragrace/dragrace.html
Race against the computer or other students by clicking on the correct quotient in a series of division problems. Also try a similar game, Demolition Division.
http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/RepeatedSetsGameVersion118
Count the number of bags and the total fruit in each bag to calculate the total. See how many sets you can count in 60 seconds. TESiboard activity. A Teaching Toolversion of this activity is also available.
http://www.fuelthebrain.com/games/mathmadness/
Fill in the addend, subtrahend or factor to score points in this basketball arcade game.
http://www.arcademics.com/games/meteor/meteor.html
As meteors with multiplication problems approach a star station showing a given product, fire them down by clicking on the expression that goes with the product.
http://www.oswego.org/ocsdweb/games/SumSense/summulti.html
Drag and drop number cardswith unknowns in all positionsto make a multiplication equation.
http://www.arcademics.com/games/grandprix/grandprix.html
Race against the computer or other students by clicking on the correct product in a series of multiplication problems. Also try a similar game, Tractor Multiplication.
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/AreaShapesShoot.htm
Click on the figures that have a given area.
http://www.funbrain.com/measure/index.html
View a segment next to a ruler and correctly identify its length. Levels include: easy inches (to the nearest half inch), medium inches (to the nearest fourth of an inch), hard inches (to the nearest eighth), and super brain inches (to the nearest sixteenth.)
http://mrnussbaum.com/zoo/
Click and drag a shape tool to create enclosures that are the correct area and/or perimeter for animals at the zoo.
Unit 6
http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=3563
Click on the desired mode to play a game in which you match each shape, array, percent, or fraction visual with its name. The game will play an audio recording of the name.
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/mathgames/airlinesbuilder/
In this Cyberchase game, players must construct 3 different ships with the same perimeter by clicking and dragging edge pieces. After the ship is built, the "seats" are filled to show area. After finding all shapes with a perimeter of 8, find shapes with perimeter of 10.
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/QuadShapesShoot.htm
Click on a specified type of quadrilateral in this arcade game.
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Half
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/mathgames/thirteenwayslookinghalf/
Find 13 different ways to show onehalf by highlighting 4 out of 8 congruent triangles that are arranged in a square.
Unit 7
http://www.arcademics.com/games/meteor/meteor.html
As meteors with multiplication problems approach a star station showing a given product, fire them down by clicking on the expression that goes with the product.
http://www.arcademics.com/games/grandprix/grandprix.html
Race against the computer or other students by clicking on the correct product in a series of multiplication problems. Also try a similar game, Tractor Multiplication.
Bamzooki Multiplication & Division
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/multiplication_division/play/
Click on the correct number to answer a variety of problems including: single digit multiplication, 2 digit x 1 digit multiplication, and 3 digit/1 digit division with remainders.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=3563
Click on the desired mode to play a game in which you match each shape, array, percent, or fraction visual with its name. The game will play an audio recording of the name.
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/mathgames/melvinsmakematch/
Click on bottles to match equivalent fractions in this Cyberchase game.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/maths/games?page=2
Click and drag fractions to put in vertical order. The first level uses unit fractions; subsequent levels contain fractions with unlike denominators.
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/mathman_fractions_numberline.htm
View a dot on a number line, determine the fraction, then eat the ghost with that fraction to earn points.
http://www.abcya.com/number_line_fractions_percents_decimals.htm
Arrange numbers from least to greatest on a number line. Work quickly and accurately to better your score. Choose from fractions, fractions & decimals, and fractions/decimals/percents.