The organizationâ€™s early learning program, Blueprint, will be released in February 2017, and will be one of the newest technology-based math resources for PK-1.
Online PR News – 24-January-2017 – Houston, TX – Math education nonprofit Reasoning Mind has announced plans to release a new online curriculum aimed at prekindergarten, kindergarten, and first-grade students. The software programâ€”called Blueprintâ€”will be available for wide release beginning in February 2017, and complements the organizationâ€™s existing programs for grades 2-7.rnrnAccording to the team at Reasoning Mind, Blueprint is designed to meet a critical need in early childhood education: the lack of high-quality instructional resources for math. Research has shown that early math skills are one of the best predictors for later academic success, and can be even more predictive of achievement than early reading skills.rnrnLike all Reasoning Mind programs, the Blueprint curriculum is designed by expert mathematicians and can be used by teachers of any experience level. Lessons in Blueprint focus on the five essential content areas of early math education: numbers and operations; patterns, functions, and algebra; geometry and spatial sense; measurement; and data analysis and probability. Additionally, special attention is given to inspiring an interest in learning for young students, and connecting math to the surrounding world.rnrnWhen using Blueprint, students move through the interactive curriculum one lesson at a time, and are guided along by a diverse cast of animated characters, through a landscape of virtual locations and a captivating collection of original music and songs. All Blueprint lessons contain rich audio and child-friendly narration, so no reading is required. Finally, Blueprint is completely flexible with regards to technology; it can be used on desktops, laptops, and tablet devices.rnrnTeachers using Blueprint will have access to powerful data and at-a-glance indicators for both class and individual performance. Using Blueprintâ€™s dashboard reports, teachers can easily identify the students most in need of help, and respond quickly to get them back on track. They can also supplement the programâ€™s standardized scope and sequence to meet their school or centerâ€™s unique curriculum needs.rnrnâ€śWe are so proud of what we have created with Blueprint,â€ť said Julia Khachatryan, Senior Vice President and Co-founder of Reasoning Mind. â€śIt will meet a tremendous need for teachers because we spent so much time listening and incorporating their feedback during the development process. Blueprint encapsulates everything that makes Reasoning Mind so special: truly excellent math pedagogy, mixed with a creative, engaging learning environment for students, and powerful data tools for teachers.â€ťrnrnEducators interested in being notified of Blueprintâ€™s formal release should fill out the contact form at https://www.reasoningmind.org/programs/blueprint/#Contact_Usrnrnhttps://www.reasoningmind.org/programs/blueprint/