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

Category Description for LOGIC / THINKING SKILLS:

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Nathaniel & Hans Bluedorn
Softcover Book
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Christian Logic
0.85 (lbs.)
9.0" x 6.5" x 0.56"
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My children who completed this book had an easier time in their upper level philosophy classes.
Jill B on Sep 14, 2023
Great book
Katrin P on Aug 18, 2023
My children who completed this book had an easier time in their upper level philosophy classes.
Jill B on Sep 14, 2023
curriculum for our homeschool co-op
johanna v on Aug 24, 2023
Great book
Katrin P on Aug 18, 2023
teaching this as a class in our co-op
Robin H on Aug 17, 2023
It goes with our logic course for grade 9
Tabitha J on Aug 14, 2023
school request
Ann N on Aug 8, 2023
this workbook version is an upgrade from the past editions. Students can write their answers in the book.
User on Aug 4, 2023
Angela Y on Jul 24, 2023
Fun book
Amylynn W on Jul 11, 2023
Logic Textbook being used.
Cynthia G on Jun 12, 2023
Beatrice S on Jun 7, 2023
co-op chose
Robin B on Jun 4, 2023
for Heart of Dakota World Geography Guide
Jamie H on Apr 19, 2023
The authors have a unique and interesting way of looking at logical fallacies that is easy to understand and teach.
Jennifer M on Nov 14, 2022
We need this for an Introduction to Logic class.
Genevie D on Jun 14, 2022
critical thinking for 6th grade
Elizabeth E on May 24, 2022
Catherine M on Feb 20, 2022
I chose this book for my son's logical fallacies class. All of our older children have worked through it in preparation for more formal logic.
Jennifer H on Dec 20, 2021
Exposure to Logic is critical in the middle school years to develop critical thinking skills and intrigue the often argumentative tween.
Natalie T on Oct 18, 2021
I used this book years ago in homeschooling. I no longer have it and many times I wanted to read it again because of the logical fallacies occurring so often in public life. It is a valuable book that will enlighten your thinking for the rest of your life!
Fae P on Sep 9, 2021
Needed for a class.
Dottie D on Sep 7, 2021
I’m all about improving critical thinking skills. This book seems to be an engaging way to learn deeper understanding.
karen c on Jul 23, 2021
Classical Conversations Curriculum Requirement
Sarah W on Jul 22, 2021
It will be used at the homeschool co-op we are attending
Lee Ann G on Jul 22, 2021
I think it's important for our children, and ourselves, to understand reasoning skills, and logical/critical thinking. It's also extremely imperative that kids growing up in this day in age can spot illogical and manipulative propaganda coming to them from all angles through media outlets and other sources.
Stephanie V on Jul 15, 2021
Fun and exciting way to teach logic to middle school-aged kids
Barb P on Jul 15, 2021
This book is required reading for the Challenge A program of Classical Conversations
Micah H on Jun 24, 2021
using for Challenge A CC
Keenan B on Jun 23, 2021
This book came highly recommended for our 12 year old...
Katie Z on Jun 9, 2021
I signed my daughter up for a homeschool logic class and this is one of the required texts.
User on Jun 5, 2021
Needed for CC Challenge A
Jessica M on May 25, 2021
Fallacy Detective is a workbook my upcoming 7th grader will use for his reasoning strand.
Heather A on May 22, 2021
Classical Conversations Challenge A
Shaina A on Apr 30, 2021
Starting Classical Conversations Challenge A with my daughter this year, looking forward to this!
Elizabeth M on Apr 24, 2021
Recommendation from friend
Jennifer N on Apr 2, 2021
This looks like it will be engaging but still challenging for my homeschooler
Dawn W on Mar 15, 2021
I want my kids to think critically about the world around them.
Shanna D on Mar 6, 2021
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
curriculum for our homeschool co-op
johanna v on Aug 24, 2023
teaching this as a class in our co-op
Robin H on Aug 17, 2023
Has anyone used this for younger kids? I have a gifted 8 year old and I’m wondering if this would be too much for him?
Kylie Moore on Jan 20, 2023
BEST ANSWER: If he is gifted, then maybe BUT I would suggest starting with the thinking toolbox first as it is seems to be more appropriate for the 8 to 10 range and THEN do fallacy detective. I found that to be a better starting point for my kids. My 10 year old is a bright kid and very advanced in reading. He is doing fallacy detective now and it is engaging and challenging but not too much for him.
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
What the world needs is LOGIC!
Excellent and fun logic book. Write in pencil so you can erase answers for the next kid.
August 11, 2022
over 3 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
This book is racist and the authors unknowingly committed fallacies on every page I read. I wish I could give it 0 stars.
There were so many fallacies inadvertently committed by the authors, it was honestly astounding. Plus, this book is racist, misogynistic and written with a clear political bias. I honestly can’t even figure out what they know about actual fallacies or logic. Reading it did lead to a discussion about how the authors were motivated by their own social biases and beliefs. Unfortunately, I didn’t look the authors up before I bought the book. But when I finally did, I couldn’t find any ways in which they would be qualified to write a book about logic or fallacy. Even without all that, the questions and exercises at the end of each chapter were at best confusing and nonsensical. I find it strange and alarming that so many people seem to connect with the ideas and descriptions in this book. I’ve never written a review of anything on the internet before but I was compelled to share, especially because the many positive reviews led me to purchase this book.
November 23, 2021
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
over 2 years 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
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This book is great!
August 30, 2018
over 5 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 7 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 8 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 8 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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