Fallacy Detective Workbook Edition

Fallacy Detective Workbook Edition

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Item #: 046013
ISBN: 9780974531571
Grades: 7-AD

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Recently updated, the workbook edition provides students space to record responses to lesson exercises. Learn how to recognize bad reasoning and spot errors in others' logic, and your own. The focus is on practical logic such as fallacies you might encounter in a newspaper. Learn to identify red herrings, circular reasoning, statistical fallacies, and propaganda. Each lesson presents several examples of poor reasoning (often illustrated by cartoons) and then provides a lengthy exercise set. Includes answer key and teaching tips for homeschoolers/private schools at authors' website. Religiously neutral. Not reproducible. 262 pgs. sc.~ Anh/Deanne

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Nathaniel & Hans Bluedorn
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Christian Logic
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Ruth L on Jan 22, 2021
I want my kids to be able to spot fallacies, especially in the media.
Jennifer M on Oct 14, 2020
Veritas Press Required books
Ruth L on Jan 22, 2021
My son needs this for his Classical Conversations curriculum
Amy T on Nov 24, 2020
I want my kids to be able to spot fallacies, especially in the media.
Jennifer M on Oct 14, 2020
This was recommended by a fellow homeschool mom.
Angel S on Sep 8, 2020
This is a wonderful resource for small groups of 6th to 8th graders. They enjoy reading aloud the interesting and silly conversations and learning about fallacies as they go.
Tamara L on Aug 30, 2020
Recommended by CC and homeschooling friends
ROSANNA G on Aug 26, 2020
I've heard good feedback from other parents who use this book.
Dana G on Aug 20, 2020
My older child completed this workbook for 7th grade last year and learned so much about ways to tell when someone is using real or false reasoning - and helped him better understand how even the media does this when reporting 'Fake News'!
User on Aug 16, 2020
A requirement for a rhetoric class for my middle schooler.
Katharine M on Aug 15, 2020
Love the second book The Thinking Toolbox. Finally getting this one.<br />Logic is very needed in the USA right now during Coronavirus restrictions.
Sharon H on Aug 14, 2020
Looking for something to update our critical thinking skills.
April C on Jul 30, 2020
My child's teacher recommended
Beatrice M on Jul 29, 2020
required for a course
Tara C on Jul 24, 2020
Our world needs more people who can identify falsehood and speak truth. This resource will help organize thoughts and processes.
Jessie W on Jul 20, 2020
It was well recommended from other homeschool parents.
Jen H on Jul 19, 2020
Recommended by My Father's World as a high school logic course.
Janis B on Jul 17, 2020
My twins have used this series since 4th grade. They love it, and I love it! Very easy explanations, great exercises. This really gets them thinking, while also having fun.
Sarah Q on Jul 10, 2020
I picked this book in hopes of making my child think more outside the box.
Nicole D on Jul 6, 2020
I now have a student at the right age and maturity level to enjoy this recommended resource.
Jennifer M on Jun 16, 2020
Using for High School logic class
Mary P on Jun 9, 2020
This came highly recommended for teaching critical thinking and logic.
Hilary S on Jun 8, 2020
Great, useful book for all ages. Needed for co-op.
Brooke B on Jun 6, 2020
required for CC challenge A program
Annabelle B on May 28, 2020
Want to introduce my 7th grader to logic and fallacies.
Linnae H on May 19, 2020
To help our children (grandchildren) to think logically
Phyllis E on May 4, 2020
I am doing a Logic course that my student is not quite ready for. I hope this book with lay some groundwork toward taking that class when my student ages.
Amber L on Apr 21, 2020
classical conversations required book
Kari U on Apr 19, 2020
Krista D on Mar 1, 2020
I am starting to use the trivium, and logic is an important part of this.
Jennifer C on Oct 9, 2019
It was modern logic and contained instruction on spotting out logical fallacies, looking for just this type of logic.
emily s on Sep 13, 2019
school curriculum
David F on Aug 25, 2019
We were looking for a recommended book that would teach about logic, propaganda, and thinking skills for every day life.
Denise S on Aug 16, 2019
Will use it as a homeschooling text.
Darla W on Aug 14, 2019
for Classical Conversations
Jennifer B on Aug 14, 2019
friend recommended it
Denise R on Aug 8, 2019
Recommended by our classical conversations guide.
Alicia L on Aug 4, 2019
Clear, fun explanations.
Karen S on Jul 26, 2019
I wanted an easy to use and easy to understand introduction to logic.
Heather M on Jul 26, 2019
Use for 9th grade elective long with thinking toolbox
Rachel F on Jul 24, 2019
I teach this co-op class.
Tamara L on Jul 20, 2019
Need for a homeschooling co-op my kids will be attending.
Laice C on Jun 9, 2019
For Classical Conversations Challenge Program
Sherri M on May 27, 2019
for classical conversations
Jennifer S on Jan 23, 2019
We are using the book for school and have enjoyed it's approach.
Andi N on Dec 3, 2018
Steven M on Oct 5, 2018
My high school student loved reading this book as part of her logic course. The chapters were quick and easy to understand. Purchasing again for a sibling.
User on Sep 10, 2018
We are working through logic and various fallacies to help our children be better equipped.
Michele M on Sep 1, 2018
required textbook
Heather B on Aug 26, 2018
using this book in a class
Angie A on Aug 21, 2018
A great topic to start learning in 6th grade!
Carrie M on Aug 17, 2018
My son needs this for his Classical Conversations curriculum
Amy T on Nov 24, 2020
This was recommended by a fellow homeschool mom.
Angel S on Sep 8, 2020
I have 2 students, will I need a book for each of them?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: There are questions in the book. As long as you have them write their answers on a separate piece of paper rather than in the book, you could probably get away with one book.
Is this meant to be completed in a year? And then thinking toolbox in another year?
A shopper on Aug 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: My son completed both in a year. One each semester. He answered the questions after reading each chapter.
confused what edition is this?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is the Workbook Edition and has a 2015 copyright. It has the same content as the previous edition but spaces/lines have been added so the student can write in the book.
Is this the edition with yellow on top and green on bottom? I ordered this on Amazon and the picture looked like this, but they mailed the workbook edition with scripture removed. This is the most only place that I found the old one.
Stacey L on Jul 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It seems that we may have just switched to the Workbook Edition - or perhaps our graphics have just caught up. I notice the graphic has changed and the book I brought in from the warehouse has green on top and yellow on bottom and is marked as "Workbook Edition." It has a 2015 copyright.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Good Investment
Logic is so important to teach. Happy to have found a resource to make it fun for my son!
November 19, 2020
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We are really enjoying this book. The writing style and examples are very engaging. Sadly, most of the fallacies outlined in the book are new to me. I'm excited for my children to learn these BEFORE their adult years.
August 24, 2020
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This book is great!
August 30, 2018
over 2 years ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Newest edition completely void of Christian content
i bought this edition because it was the only one available at RR and i was initially impressed with the 2 additional chapters. Much to my dismay, i realised that the 2015 edition has completely wiped away ALL of the Christian content from the book; from “the vision of Christian logic”to the scripture verses dispersed throughout the earlier editions. Perhaps the authors are tying to appeal to a larger audience, but i will be looking for a used earlier edition to teach our homeschooling coop class.
November 25, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
Much needed
This book is very good for middle school to high school. I am planning to use it with high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen. Therefore, I am skipping the first three chapters. Younger kids need the whole thing. Everybody needs the rest. Well done!
January 13, 2016
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love this book! Reading it through with my 8th grader and we find ourselves searching for fallacies everywhere. It says that the curriculum should count as a high school logic class. I would add some additional projects to consider it at that level.
November 4, 2015
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Educational and Fun
My 9th grade daughter and I are enjoying reading this book separately and discussing it. Sometimes we quiz each other as at the end of each short chapter, you get to be a detective and find the fallacies.
October 15, 2015
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It is important in life to be equipped and to be able to detect bad reasoning As homeschoolers it is also a priority to make sure that our own kids are able to think by themselves in a world where sometimes people assume and deduct things from what they see or knowI was first introduced to The Fallacy Detective while my kids were doing gymnastics last spring I was talking to a woman whose teenagers had done the book and she lent it to me so I could check it out I was totally in love with the book and put it on my want-it list for the future as my kids were not in the age of going through something like this In the meantime I became a fan of Trivium Pursuit on Facebook I personally love the tidbits I receive on email as well So when I became aware that a new edition of The Fallacy Detective was available for review I jumped on the opportunity This book will help you to identify where someone is making a mistake in his thinking I enjoyed reading this book and doing the exercises at the end of each chapter It makes you realize how often you don�t take the time to stop and think before either saying things or just listening to other people Not everything that comes out of the mouth of someone should be taken for granted This jewel of a book will bring you 38 lessons on how to recognize bad reasoning And like I mentioned before each chapter has its own set of exercises As you advance in the book the exercises will cover all the previous chapters The book also includes The Fallacy Detective Game as well as the answer key of each chapter Once you have gone through the book with your teenager it will be easy to practice Just listen to people who have strong opinions or politicians for example The important thing is that you will be able to find the fallacies you are exposed to and point them to othersI even think that the other products from Trivium Pursuit will find their way into our house someday In the meantime I look forward to training my oldest boy to be able to spot errors of thinking I still have a few more years to prepare myself to go through this with him But it will be worth it Maybe I could go through it with my husband while I wait We would be prepared for the next election if we do so *grin*
June 3, 2010

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