Argument: Learning to reason through crime puzzles and classical geometry
- 1 hr1 hour
- 19.99 US dollarsUS$19.99
In the face of Climate Change, we need citizens who are able to discern truth from fallacy. Recognising sound logic vs false arguments will help our future adults develop clear reasoning. In this time of ‘fake news’ and ‘fact-checking’, it is more important than ever to develop independent thinking. An argument is more than just a difference of opinions! If you want to build sound arguments, then this course will teach you how! There are different forms of argument, and understanding their structure can help you distinguish fact from fiction. We will use classical Greek geometry as a tool for developing deductive reasoning, the strongest form of logical argument. We will develop your ability to reason logically by defining inductive and deductive argument forms. We will see why deductive reasoning is more robust, and learn about the five axioms that Euclid used to underpin deductive reasoning. We will practice deductive reasoning with crime scene games, and then use deductive arguments to build up a series of geometric facts.
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