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Olympia

School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

Bridges in Mathematics - New for 2014-15

In 2014 the Olympia School District adopted a new elementary math curriculum called Bridges in Mathematics. This is the first time in 15 years the district has been able to provide our students with updated math curriculum materials. 

Bridges is a rigorous program designed to address the new math standards in a way that’s enjoyable and accessible to all learners. The curriculum focuses on developing in students a deep understanding of math concepts, proficiency with key skills, and the ability to solve new and complex problems. Learning activities tap into the intelligence and strengths all students have by presenting mathematically powerful material alive with language, pictures, and movement.

Helping Your Student(s) at Home

Below you will find important resources for elementary school families as they provide assistance and support at home in math this year. 

A one-page overview of Bridges

Frequently Asked Questions

Parents' resources by student grade: 

   Kindergarten

    - Kindergarten Bridges Guide
    - Parents' Guide to Student Success
    - Age-Appropriate Books, Games and Practice

   First Grade

    - First Grade Bridges Guide
    - Parents' Guide to Student Success
    - Age-Appropriate Books, Games and Practice

   Second Grade

    - Second Grade Bridges Guide
    - Parents' Guide to Student Success
    - Age-Appropriate Books, Games and Practice

   Third Grade

    - Third Grade Bridges Guide
    - Parents' Guide to Student Success
    - Age-Appropriate Books, Games and Practice

   Fourth Grade

    - Fourth Grade Bridges Guide
    - Parents' Guide to Student Success
    - Age-Appropriate Books, Games and Practice

   Fifth Grade

    - Fifth Grade Bridges Guide
    - Parents' Guide to Student Success
    - Age-Appropriate Books, Games and Practice

Support Your Student Through Each Math Unit

Bridges Unit Overviews for grades K-5 (select the round number corresponding to your child's grade to find all the year's teaching units)

Free mobile apps from the Math Learning Center