Bridge Materials

Goal: Transition to College Algebra

The Pathways Bridge Materials are a set of lessons that colleges can use to provide Quantway or Statway students with a bridge to college algebra, business math, or pre-calculus courses. These materials have been collaboratively designed by network faculty using the instructional design principles of the Pathways curricula.

Learning Outcomes

We have created 8 lessons around the following topics:

  • Linear equations and inequalities, including systems
  • Functions
  • Exponent rules
  • Polynomials expressions, including quadratic equations and factoring
  • Rational expressions


The 8 lessons are available online to be printed for students.


These lessons are designed to be implemented in any way that they are needed. For example, they can be administered at the end of a Pathway or integrated within a Pathway.