Bridges in Mathematics

Announcing Bridges in Mathematics Third Edition!

See what’s new in the curriculum!

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

EdReports Review

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

Effectiveness Study

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

Research Base

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

Standards Correlations

See how Bridges in Mathematics aligns with state standards.

Bridges has been so effective. My students are challenged and engaged, and parents and administrators are very impressed. I am very confident that my students learned far more in math this year than in previous years.


Parents in our district have been totally supportive of this program. They have commented on the differences they have observed between older children, who had a traditional program, and their younger ones who have had Bridges. 
The teachers who live in our district, including two math teachers, have been emphatic about their desire to see us continue to use the Bridges program and to expand it to the higher grades. 

Principal — Milton, WI

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

Bridges really helped me pull all of the pieces together in terms of content, delivery, and motivation. My students really excel in math, and I owe much of that to this curriculum.

Kindergarten Teacher and Presidential Award Winner — Roseburg, OR

Every year the kids have to choose the “Highlights of the Year.” Bridges got eight votes, followed by parties with five, and field trips with three. That tells it all!

Grade 1 teacher — West Linn, OR

The Buzz About Bridges