Using the Bridges curriculum, students of all learning styles explore, test, and justify their mathematical reasoning.
Bridges features a combination of whole-group, small-group, and independent activities. Lessons incorporate increasingly complex visual models - seeing, touching, working with manipulatives, and sketching ideas - to create pictures in the mind's eye that help learners invent, understand, and remember mathematical ideas. By encouraging students to explore, test, and justify their reasoning, the curriculum facilitates the development of mathematical thinking for students of all learning styles. The program allows students to build skills through each grade level with common models, teaching strategies, and objectives, with a major focus on problem-solving in each strand.