Teacher Review for Reasoning Mind

Encourages higher level thinking while dialing into individual student needs

Kristen G.
Classroom teacher
Cox Landing Elementary School
Lesage, WV
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My Grades 4
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Reasoning Mind three to four days a week for 45 minutes per session. Students in 4th grade have 35 objectives through which they have to work. Every session, they start out with a warm-up. Then, depending on where they are on their current objective, they go to Theory and take notes, or they go to Level A , B, or C problems. If they are doing well in Level A, they will be put through to Level B, which are more challenging, and then Level C, which are the most difficult. If a student is below a certain percentage, they will be put back through the Theory block. Reasoning Mind, RM City, has several buildings, some of which are for fun, for example, the Genie's house. It also has built-in incentives, like games and shopping mall. A few of my students are special needs and they have been placed in a lower-grade curriculum.
My Take
Reasoning Mind is a beneficial classroom tool for individual student learning. As the teacher, I am logged in watching their accuracy percentages for that session, but I can also run Metrics to help students set individual goals or to see what we should work on as a class, or I can use the Objective Spreadsheet Report to determine which students need to be retaught or would benefit from enrichment activities. There is a corresponding Teacher Resources website with ideas, incentives, lesson plan forms, intervention forms, etc.