Learning List has reviewed Reasoning Mind’s Blueprint. This supplemental product supports mathematics instruction in Pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade. Content is web-based—software installations and/or app downloads are not required. Instruction focuses on building foundational skills and understanding basic concepts in mathematics. Adaptive content provides individualized intervention and remediation for students who struggle with concepts. [Read more…]
Blueprint addresses foundational topics in mathematics as a means to prepare students for ongoing study in subsequent grades. The program addresses numbers, operations, geometry, spatial understanding, logical reasoning, measurement, and algebraic thinking. At each grade level, instruction emphasizes mathematical thinking and the skills needed to solve word problems.
Lessons are presented using short activities that include songs, animations, and games. Activities introduce concepts (e.g., same), build in complexity (e.g., same color, same facial expression), and incorporate critical thinking activities that require students to extend their learning to solve new and unique problems. Instruction develops conceptual understanding of fundamental math terms (e.g., long and short, part and whole, place value) as well as more general vocabulary (e.g., yellow and pencil). Lessons incorporate familiar, age appropriate characters (e.g., Dumpling the cat).
About Reasoning Mind*
Reasoning Mind is an education nonprofit with a mission to provide a first-rate math education for every child. The organization designs interactive, online blended learning programs for mathematics that develop students’ higher-order thinking skills, ignite their interest in math, and prepare them for advanced courses like algebra—the “gatekeeper” to college. In addition, Reasoning Mind offers ongoing professional development, training, and in-person support for teachers and administrators using its programs. With Reasoning Mind, students are engaged, teachers are empowered, and technology is leveraged to provide a world-class mathematics education.
*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Reasoning Mind.
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