Monday, August 27, 2012

2012-2013 Homeschool Year: Logic

A method of Logic study is described by Susan Wise Bauer in The Well-Trained Mind. This method requires buying a series of workbooks.

I, alas, do not have the cash to buy all of these books. I have requested a few on Paperback Swap. (Still waiting...)

Required by the state? No. (I'd go on a rant here but...)
Curriculum used: These are the books we have and what we do.

Polly, having finished the two Mind Benders books we own, does problems from this book:

We've also been known to print off logic puzzles for her, since she enjoys them. Books like the Encyclopedia Brown series or the One-Minute Mysteries and Brain Teasers: Good Clean Puzzles for Kids of All Ages series help present logical thinking in a fun way as well. Polly loves mysteries almost as much as I do and she's thoroughly enjoyed books from each of those series.

When my Paperback Swap ship comes in I'm going to have her read these:

And probably a few more books by Critical Thinking Press. Next year (7th grade work) we'll probably spring for a formal currciulum, probably from Memoria Press or Critical Thinking Press. Stay tuned.

Tigger is working through this book:

And will move on to:

Sweet Pea does not study Logic as a formal subject yet. She does, however, enjoy some games that build thinking skills. See my post on Logic from last year if you'd like a review of those games. Just as a reminder, here's our favorite:

Highly recommended by our entire family with the exception of Miss Lili who would rather hide the pieces than solve the puzzle. Which is its own sort of logic puzzle, I guess, for the family member assigned to finding the pieces.

Do you study Logic in your homeschool? What are your favorite resources?
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Traci's Teaching Times said...

I know what you mean by not having the cash to purchase what you would desire to use for schooling with your children. We battle that too. Just as you are mentioning the Well Trained Mind, that is a book I am desiring right now, but have to wait. I have always done Charlotte Mason Method and wanted to mix Classical with it this year, but don't really know enough about it to do it. Have you always used the Classical Method for your way of teaching?

Karen@Candid Diversions said...

Yes, we both read The Well Trained Mind and we follow (to some extent) many of the suggestions / guidelines in that book. I highly recommend it as long as you understand that no one - NO ONE - follows every recommendation that Susan Wise Bauer makes. There just aren't enough hours in the day for that. ;)

I think Charlotte Mason & Classical are almost different ways of describing the same thing.

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