Logic and Reasoning Teacher Resources
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Brain Teasers: Logic and Money
In this brain teasers: logic and money learning exercise, students use logic and reasoning to complete the chart and solve the puzzle, then solve 8 money multiplication problems to decode the answer to the question about the $100,000 bill.
Say What You Mean (Logic and Reasoning)
Students define sentences as true or false. In this geometry lesson, students identify the meaning of a statement sing logic and reasoning. They write proofs describing how they arrived at their answers.
Test of Applied Creativity, Logic, And Reasoning
Fifth graders work on logic and reasoning skills through the use of this quiz.
What's the Conclusion?
Students identify the conclusion of a geometric question. In this geometry lesson, students identify the hypotheses and conclusions of a geometric sentence.
Enrichment Centers for Math
Students use logic, reasoning, and problem solving skills as they travel to the different Enrichment Centers in the classroom. They complete the desired activities as they accomplish each center.
In this Freethinkers Day worksheet, students complete activities such as reading a passage, phrase matching, fill in the blanks, correct words, multiple choice, spelling, sequencing, scrambled sentences, writing questions, survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities on Freethinkers Day.
Flying Freudian Fun: A Look At Ethical Decision Making
Ninth graders read the book called "The Lord Of The Flies" and look at the ethics of decision making with the examples given in literature. They focus upon the concept of the psyche and how it is seen in the story with the help of a graphic organizer for keeping information together.
Fallacies of Relevance
Review more than nine verbal and written fallacies in arguments. Many definitions and examples are given to encourage your scholars to avoid fallacies such as ad hominem and red herring. By doing this, they will have stronger speeches and essays. Great for a communications studies course or speech and debate.
Learning English in China
Students investigate economic growth in China. In this current events lesson, students review a news report about the 2008 Summer Olympics in China and the push for young people in China to learn the English language. An activity worksheet is included with the lesson.
Chess Lesson Plans
Students discover the game of chess. In this critical thinking lesson, students learn the rules for each chess piece and the game as a whole. Students use critical thinking, problem solving, logic, and reasoning skills to improve their chess ability.
Say What You Mean: Logic and Reasoning
Students solve sentences using deductive reasoning. In this geometry lesson, students are asked to translate sentences using logic and deductive reasoning.
Say What You Mean: Logic and Reasoning
Young scholars use logic reasoning to solve problems. In this geometry lesson, students prove theorems are true and identify the hypotheses and conclusion of different sentences.
Easter Egg Math
First graders apply logic and reasoning skills to solve math word problems. Using four colored paper eggs and four names, they try to soilve the logic puzzle by matching a name with a favorite color. Students check their answers on the back of the project folder.
Algorithm Discovery with Venn Diagrams
Here is a lesson that takes an interesting approach to analyzing data using box and whisker plots. By using an applet that dynamically generates Venn diagrams, the class forms a strategy/algorithm for guessing the rule that fits the Venn diagram. Pupils test their algorithm on additional Venn diagrams as they continue to guess rules and gather data, which is then used to create box and whisker plots. The lesson provides many opportunities for learners to discuss and defend their thinking.
Ethos, Logos, & Pathos in Civil Rights Movement Speeches
Examine three speeches while teaching Aristotle's appeals. Over the course of three days, class members will fill out a graphic organizer about ethos, pathos, and logos, complete an anticipatory guide, read speeches by Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, and George Wallace with small groups, share their findings using the jigsaw strategy, and wrap up with a poster project and individual writing. Materials, ideas for differentiation, and routines are included in this strong, collaborative, and focused Common Core designed lesson.
Sets and the Venn Diagram (Beginner)
Venn diagrams are helpful in understanding the idea of a set and using attributes to sort items. This basic plan is an introduction with an added bonus of an applet that can be used to demonstrate the activity. If a classroom of computers is available, the Venn diagram activity is simple enough for independent use. There is also a version for classrooms that do not have access to student computers. While it cites a 5th grade Common Core standard, the activity is better suited for younger grades.
Ocean Acidification Mock Conference
In a comprehensive role playing activity, teens play the parts of different stakeholders in the realm of acidic oceans. They research, debate, and create a presentation from the perspective of either ocean organisms, the fishing industry, energy companies, the transportation industry, the recreation industry, or the public. By taking the perspective of one of these key figures, learners are able to delve deeply into the economic, environmental, and ecological impacts of the issue of ocean acidity. Additionally, there is ample teacher background supplied to help you brush up on the important elements of this topic.
Journalism in War Time: What Does the Public Need to Know?
A viewing of the documentary War Feels Like War, launches an exploration of the importance of accurate and comprehensive war reporting. Groups investigate various news agencies and assess the factors that influence their stories. A powerful, balanced approach to a controversial topic.
Peer Review Meets D.I.Y.: Publishing s Student Science Journal
Peer review of science laboratory reports? You bet! First, learners work in pairs to review a scientific article. Then they trade lab reports for peer review. Guidelines are described to help you smoothly lead them through the process. The end result, is the publishing of a classroom scientific journal! Consider doing this lesson well before your science fair so that their project reports are written by experienced and peer-critiqued young scientists!
Students Will Make an Informational Pamphlet
Create pamphlets with your class to warn others about the dangers of logging too much screen time. A relevant and applicable writing task, this activity is a great way to begin wrapping up the larger unit surrounding Take the Challenge Now. Groups can use the included graphic organizer to list scary statistics, alternative activities, and advice before they craft the final draft of their pamphlet. Even though this graphic organizer will help groups generate and organize information for their pamphlets, there is still plenty of room for creativity in the lesson!