*When is a Student Ready for Logic?
Through the exercises and efforts (even the difficulties) that are taken in the pre-teen and early teen ages, one's personal reasoning develops. An introduction of first order logic into one's education can ensure lifelong logical skills. Entry into the cognitive stage known as the "logic stage" is the time to learn how to think logically. Age 14 is a good average age for the development. Some will be ready earlier, others should wait. Your student is ready to start building his or her logic skills when he or she first develops interests in games that require logic (chess, for example) and shows interest in discussions that follow logical progressions. A student currently enrolled in pre-algebra or algebra 1 should do just fine.
Lively Logician 1
This course covers formal logic made practical through logic basics (relationships between terms, statements, and arguments), focusing on the syllogism. Ideal for students who are ready for algebra & above.
Lively Logician 2
This course covers propositional logic, including truth functions, truth trees & tables, plus the rules for formal proofs. Ideal for students who have started algebra. LL1 is not prerequisite for this course.
Meeting times both semesters: Wednesdays 11:30 am
Instructor: Dr. Kim Johnson