Logical Thinking

Using word problems and riddles, mysteries and codes, puzzles, and games, each student will learn to draw conclusions, think deductively, put things in sequence, make inferences, explain how a problem was solved, and relay necessary information concisely and coherently.

In addition, we will use activities and challenges from Destination Imagination, thought experiments, code cracker and logic puzzles, all to push the boundaries of our creativity and ability to think (both inside and) outside the box!

Students will participate in group activities, card games, DI challenges, and board games, to learn how to work together, and collaborate to reach a common goal. Working with others to solve problems effectively, while harnessing their creative power, is natural to kids in a state of play.  This course will have the feel of an afternoon spent with friends in guided play but (shh!) students continuously work toward the the development of critical and logic thinking skills as they simultaneously strengthen their skills of collaboration and communication.

Class homework requirements: none

This course can be taken multiple years to deepen skill sets and students will remain challenged. 

Tuesday

Time: 2:35-4:05
Grade: 4-8
Class Fees: $370
Supply fee: $60
Tutor: Andrea Reese

In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic affects our ability to meet in person in a classroom , I will make the following adjustments to this class. Tutor and students will meet at the scheduled class time via a video chat service. Assignments can be submitted electronically, and feedback will be provided electronically.  Group projects and group collaboration will be encouraged via online methods, but adjustments will be made as needed.  Our goal is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible. We may begin classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation resolves.