Bridging Math Practices
Welcome to our site!
Bridging Math Practices is a project funded by the State Department of Education through a Connecticut SDE Math-Science Partnership Grant. The BPCME grant had a wonderful 2014-2015 year with 40 elementary and secondary math teachers from Manchester, Mansfield and Hartford.
In 2016, as part of our Bridges Continuation Grant Workshops, 45 teachers across two cohorts participated in a sequence of five modules to enhance their understanding of mathematical argumentation as well as their ability to support student participation in mathematical argumentation and assess the quality of their arguments.
This website contains products and materials from the grant. For more information, please contact Megan Staples (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jillian Cavanna (email@example.com)
What’s on This Site!
This site contains products from our grant work that we hope are you useful to you in a variety ways in your teaching of students and collaboration with teachers. Our Argumentation PD Modules contains a set of 5 modules on different topics within argumentation that can be used to support teacher professional learning, whether in a PLC format or workshop format. Our Argumentation Resource Packets are sets of student work samples (from project teachers' classrooms) from different grade levels, along with the task, annotations on those work samples, and a protocol for organizing professional conversations about the work samples. The Tasks & Tools Repository contains over 200 tasks and tools developed as part of this project that support student participation in argumentation. Finally, we have two Self-Paced Modules complete, and anticipate more materials being posted. Activities and modules can be used alone, or as a sequential experience. We hope you enjoy exploring the site!
Our Grant Project is Complete
As such, we have no Important Dates to share related to the grant.
For Mathematics Education, you might keep in mind the following:
ATOMIC Annual Conference - Monday, December 4, 2017 in Cromwell. Visit http://www.atomicmath.wildapricot.org
NCTM Regional Conference - November 29 - December 1 in Chicago. Visit http://www.nctm.org/chicago/