Harlandale ISD has implemented an algebraic curriculum, Reasoning Mind, in grades 2nd- 5th , which provides students with a deep conceptual understanding of algebraic concepts. The curriculum also develops student's computational fluency to help prepare them for success in higher levels of mathematics. The Reasoning Mind (RM) curriculum provides the following: • Teachers conceptual understanding that students can apply to many situations. • Is a coherent instruction system that teaches concepts in a logical order. • Builds upon previously mastered material. • Provides a focused learning experience that emphasizes mastery.
In addition, the RM program is enriched with academic vocabulary, allows students to progress throughout the program at an individual pace, provides teachers with the ability to assist students within a small group setting, and requires students to use note taking skills as they work through the program.