The Prometheus Academy - Formal Logic (Introduction)
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After providing an introductory overview of logic fundamentals, students will study propositions and their relationships. Students translate statements from ordinary language to categorical syllogism and test these arguments for validity. Concepts are cumulatively mastered, each new idea requiring the student to employ concepts from previous lessons. Students also learn about the importance of using clear, precise, and purposeful terms in their assertions and arguments. Understanding the role language plays in all arguments is essential. Defining terms is a must when practicing logic!
The skills gained in this class help students to more fully evaluate information encountered in higher-level education. Additionally, they should be able to draw their own conclusions, rooted in the basic understanding of what constitutes a valid argument and what does not.
Laura studied Anthropology at Texas State University. While attending college, she worked as a teaching assistant for Education Psychology and General Studies. Before homeschooling, Laura was a teacher at Starbright Preschool in Austin for four years. She has homeschooled her three children for the past 15 years.
Laura's homeschooling and other leadership roles include service on the SAIL Board of Directors, Robotics Coach for the SAIL Robotics team, Girl Scout Leader, and ten years of teaching in her homeschool co-op. She is passionate about providing children with wonderful opportunities to realize their full potential and has dedicated most of her adult life to this single focus. She teaches middle school courses: Middle School Engineering, Robotics, Critical Thinking, Lego Mechanisms, and Formal Logic.