District 196 uses the Bridges math curriculum for grades 3 - 5. Bridges in Mathematics is a full elementary school curriculum that provides the tools, strategies, and materials teachers need to implement the NCTM standards.
Developed with initial support from the National Science Foundation, Bridges offers a unique blend of problem solving and skill building in a clearly articulated program that moves through each grade level with common models, teaching strategies, and objectives.
A Bridges classroom 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 helps 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.
Keep practicing your mutiplication facts. Speed and accuracy of the basic math facts is essential!
Board Games to support Math:
Mancala, Payday, Checkers, Krypto,Yahtzee, Chess, Cribbage,
Tribond,Clue, Monopoly, Sequence, Othello, Blokus, Mastermind,
Card Games to support Math:
Racko, Set, Concentration, Spoons, 500,
Speed, Uno, Crazy Eights, War, Hearts