Colegio Maya has adopted Bridges in Mathematics, along with Number Corner from the Math Learning Center.
The Math Learning Center is a nonprofit organization based in the United States. The founders spent several years traveling to schools to observe classrooms and visit with teachers and students. Over time they developed a research- based philosophy that emphasizes building a deeper understanding before engaging more abstract concepts. The curriculum is a living document continually updated and improved through collaboration with teachers.
Number Corner, a “pathway to fluency”, is a skill-building program that revolves around the classroom calendar, providing practice as well as continual encounters with broader mathematical concepts in 15–20 minutes of daily engaging instruction.
Bridges in Mathematics is a comprehensive curriculum that equips teachers to fully meet 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. It taps into the intelligence and strengths of all students by presenting material that is as linguistically, visually, and kinesthetically rich as it is mathematically powerful.
Student achievement is continuously monitored through a comprehensive assessment program rich in diagnostic and formative assessment tools that Colegio Maya teachers use to differentiate instruction and meet individual students’ learning needs.
All math information above is taken from Bridges in Mathematics