Harlandale ISD has implemented an algebraic curriculum,Reasoning Mind, in grades 2nd- 5th , which provides students with adeep conceptual understanding of algebraic concepts. The curriculumalso develops student's computational fluency to help prepare themfor success in higher levels of mathematics. The Reasoning Mind(RM) curriculum provides the following:
• Teachers conceptual understanding that students can applyto many situations.
• Is a coherent instruction system that teaches concepts in alogical order.
• Builds upon previously mastered material.
• Provides a focused learning experience that emphasizesmastery.
In addition, the RM program is enriched with academic vocabulary,allows students to progress throughout the program at an individualpace, provides teachers with the ability to assist students withina small group setting, and requires students to use note takingskills as they work through the program.
http://www.rmcity.org/ to log in to Reasoning Mind