RSM-Lexington will hold an introductory course for students in 4th and 5th grade at each of the Lexington Elementary schools. The course is appropriate for students who have had no previous experience with the RSM curriculum and want to learn techniques to improve their understanding of mathematical concepts. The course will also help students develop logical and critical thinking skills. Logic and critical thinking skills can be developed at an early age, and algebra is the ideal tool. Our practices are rooted in the theories of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky, supported by a growing body of research that has come to recognize what we have believed all along: young children’s minds can benefit greatly from an early introduction to algebra. To successfully provide this introduction, we developed an elementary math enrichment program that’s dynamic, intuitively structured, and appropriately paced for all students.