San Diego, California – October 25, 2010 – WiredPRNews.com – Middle school students at The Child’s Primary School (TCPS) in San Diego will be adding the card game, Bridge to this year’s curriculum. The class will learn the rules of the game, strategies, and more; which will be built into the curriculum of the class. “I’m looking forward to learning bridge because it will be a completely different view of learning math than I’m used to,” says Cassandra an 8th grade student at TCPS.
“Bridge has additional benefits on top of the social and strategic aspects of the game. Recent research shows a correlation between Bridge and higher test scores,” says Diana Hock, math teacher at The Child’s Primary School. Students realize these benefits, and are enthusiastic about participating in math class. When Ms. Hock announced that they would be learning the game in class, students had a very positive response, “I’m excited to play bridge because I’ve never played it and Ms. Hock makes it sound really fun,” says Henry an 8th grade TCPS student.
Students who play Bridge on a regular basis see growth in multiple subject areas including social studies, science, math, grammar, and reading. Bridge is fundamentally a game of statistics, but it also encompasses communication skills, reasoning skills, team problem-solving, and critical-thinking. “It has a lot of stuff that can help you later in life, and I want as much help as I can get!” says Johnny, an 8th grade TCPS student.
Bridge is being played in a few of the high schools in the San Diego area, but The Child’s Primary School decided to incorporate Bridge into their curriculum during middle school. “Our 8th graders are very smart, I can already tell that it is going to be a very successful program,” says Ms. Hock.
Students have responded very positively to learning how to play Bridge. “Even though we have quizzes every Friday; now I look forward to that day because we get to learn how to play bridge too!” – Mollie 8th grade math student. A core philosophy at The Child’s Primary School is that learning is a fun and interactive process for their students. “Learning Bridge is a great method to engage and challenge students in Math class,” says Ms. Hock.
Founded in 1983, The Child’s Primary School is a private kindergarten through eighth grade school where learning is an exciting, lifelong process including all aspects of the whole child: physical, emotional, social, and intellectual—a process where students are encouraged to become independent in the process of discovery.
For more information, call 858-576-2120, email at [email protected], or visit www.tcps.org