Teaching Formal Logic

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  1. yarnwoman

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    I will be teaching formal logic to 8th graders this year. Does anyone have any good resource sites for teaching logic?
     
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  3. Aliceacc

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    For years it was part of the NY State math courses called "Sequential Math I" (up to truth tables) and "Sequential Math II" (logic proofs).

    If you look up the NY State library and look at old Regents exams, you'll find a lot of problems on logic.

    http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/regentsexams.htm
     
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    Aliceacc - thanks I will check it out.
     
  5. JustJim

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    The Fallacy Files has some good examples of logical fallacies: http://www.fallacyfiles.org/ Wikipedia is pretty good at explaining different aspects of logic in a kid-friendly way (and they are going to use it anyway!).
     
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    Cool resource, JustJim: thanks!
     

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