Reasoning Mind

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Reasoning Mind
Founded 2000
Type 501(c)(3) public charity
Focus Improving K-12 math education

Reasoning Mind is a non-profit organization that develops computer-based math curricula and works with schools to implement them in classrooms.[1] In addition, Reasoning Mind provides professional development to teachers using the program. The organization works closely with partner schools to help them achieve a successful implementation. Reasoning Mind uses Instruction Modeling and the Baker Rodrigo Ocumpaugh Monitoring Protocol as core components of its research and development process.[2]

In the 2014-2015 school year, over 100,000 students in grades 2-6 are enrolled in Reasoning Mind's courses. Most of the students are in Texas, but many students in other states (such as West Virginia, California, New York, and Oklahoma) also participate in the program.

The program has been endorsed by the Philanthropy Roundtable, and Reasoning Mind's teacher professional development was praised by the National Council on Teacher Quality.[3][4] In December 2008, the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas included Reasoning Mind in a list of ten "programs that get an A+."[5]

Reasoning Mind is primarily funded by philanthropy. Major supporters include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Houston Endowment, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, and the ExxonMobil Foundation.[6] The program is also funded by a grant from the Texas Education Agency.[7]

In May 2015, Reasoning Mind was announced as the winner of Deloitte's RightStep Innovation Prize.[8]

See also


  1. ^ Radcliffe, Jennifer, "A different take on mastering math," The Houston Chronicle (27 May 2008), Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  2. ^ Mulqueeny, Kevin; Kostyuk, Victor; Baker, Ryan; Ocumpaugh, Jaclyn (2015). "Incorporating Effective e-Learning Principles to Improve Student Engagement in Middle-School Mathematics". International Journal of STEM Education. Springer. 2 (15). doi:10.1186/s40594-015-0028-6.
  3. ^ Rotherham, Andrew, "Achieving Teacher and Principal Excellence: A Guidebook for Donors," a publication of the Philanthropy Roundtable (2008), Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  4. ^ Julie Greenberg and Kate Walsh, "No Common Denominator: The Preparation of Elementary Teachers in Mathematics by America's Education Schools," a publication of the NCTQ (June 2008), Retrieved 8 March 2009.
  5. ^ The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (2009). Retrieved 8 March 2009
  6. ^ Miller, Robert, "Math program adds backers," Dallas Morning News (9 March 2008)
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External links

  • Reasoning Mind webpage
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