People who are strong in the logic/math
intelligence enjoy exploring how things are related. They like
to understand how things work. They like mathematical concepts.
They enjoy puzzles and manipulative games. They are good at critical
Here are ways to work with this intelligence
in your lessons:
- Arrange cartoons and other pictures in a
- Sort, categorize, and characterize word lists.
- While reading a story, stop before you've
finished and predict what will happen next.
- Explore the origins of words.
- Play games that require critical thinking.
For example, pick the one word that doesn't fit: chair, table,
paper clip, sofa. Explain why it doesn't fit.
- Work with scrambled sentences. Talk about
what happens when the order is changed.
- After finishing a story, mind map some of
the main ideas and details.
- Write the directions for completing a simple
job like starting a car or tying a shoe.
- Make outlines of what you are going to write
or of the material you've already read.
- Write a headline for a story you've just
- Look for patterns in words. What's the relationship
between heal, health, and healthier?
- Look at advertisements critically. What are
they using to get you to buy their product?
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Waas, Lane, Imagine That! , Jalmar Press,
Engaging the Intelligences