Traditional Logic I Complete Set

Traditional Logic I Complete Set


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Grades: 7-12

Category Description for Traditional Logic from Memoria Press:

An introductory and systematic course in formal logic that presents the concepts and methodology in a clear, concise and organized way. If the course presentation and layout is a reflection of a logical mind, and Martin Cothran wrote and laid out the course, then Martin Cothran has a logical mind. While this may or may not be true, it is, nonetheless, a valid argument. Written specifically for the home school environment, and for use by a teacher with no previous experience in formal logic, it seems a good candidate for a self-instructional course (provided you can offer help as needed). You will want to read the author's notes in the front of the text, as he suggests an alternate route through the book if students have trouble with the abstract concepts presented in the first three chapters. The author's targeted grade level is high school, but it may be used with "advanced" 7th and 8th graders or adults as well. If you are using the classical approach with your children, they will probably be ready for this course in junior high.

Two levels of the course are available. The Book I student text contains 14 chapters plus an introduction, each with short, daily lessons. The introduction provides an excellent background of logic as a methodology and science, and defines key concepts used in logic. The following chapters introduce and provide both the mental and verbal aspects of Terms (chapters 1-3), Propositions (chapters 4-9), and Syllogisms (chapters 10-13). Chapter 14 provides a comprehensive review. Each chapter is laid out for a clear presentation to aid student understanding. Headings throughout the text reveal the main points to be covered. Helpful sidebar notes highlight important definitions and concepts to remember. Occasional diagrams provide a visual illustration of concepts. A summary is provided at the end of each chapter. The student activities and questions for each chapter are located in the separate workbook. There are four exercise sets per chapter, divided by day. You will probably want your child to look at the exercise instructions first, as they also contain the reading plan for each day. A separate non-reproducible Quizzes and Tests booklet is available for additional reinforcement. The teacher key provides answers to the workbook, quizzes, and exams/tests. These are provided as completed responses on the workbook, quiz or test activity.

Book II is to be used only after completing Book I. It features a similar format, but the workbook also includes optional writing assignments to allow logic to be integrated with history, Bible, or English. More contemporary examples of arguments are included, as are case studies to show the relevance of logic in history, literature, religion, and philosophy. The goal, after all, is for the student to apply what he has learned in all areas of life. Section titles include Further Study of Simple Syllogisms (chapters 1-4), Arguments in Ordinary Language (chapters 5-6), Hypothetical Syllogisms (chapters 7-9), Complex Syllogisms (chapters 10-13), and the Oblique Syllogism (chapter 14). Like Book 1, student exercises are now located in a separate workbook.

Video lectures are available on DVD for Books I and II. There is now an online streaming option for the instructional videos too. Organized chapter-by-chapter, the videos let you see and hear the author himself teach the course. A great supplement for the student who tends to read and re-read the same page, but just doesn’t “get it” until somebody else explains it.

Students who complete this course will have a college level understanding of traditional logic. As far as a comparison of this course to Introductory Logic and Intermediate Logic, I would just say that the approach is different, but the content overlaps (as you would expect). I would suggest that you look them both over to see which is the better fit for you.

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Jennifer F on Jul 19, 2022
Classical Conversations Curriculum
Gracie G on Jan 16, 2023
Martin Cothran knows the ins and outs of logic and I trust his company to teach it well.
Sara K on Jul 27, 2022
Co-Op List
Jennifer F on Jul 19, 2022
curriculum required
J N on Jul 11, 2022
Classical Conversation Challenge I
Amanda M on Jul 9, 2022
I wanted to introduce this to my family.
Rhonda V on Jun 5, 2022
Classical Conversations
Jenni E on May 18, 2022
We needed this set for our CC Challenge 1 program.
Melissa D on Aug 5, 2021
This set is required for our homeschool group we participate in.
Teresa S on Aug 3, 2021
CC Challenge 1
Heidi M on Jul 17, 2021
Highly recommended
ELIZABETH Z on Jul 16, 2021
such a cost saver! Thank you for putting together this bundle & having such reasonable prices
Kris C on Jul 3, 2021
needed for Classical Conversations Challenge Level 1.was sold out on their bookstore website and is much cheaper from Rainbow Resources.
Lauren W on Jun 30, 2021
REquired for Challenge I
Christina C on May 15, 2021
We needed it for our 9th grader =)
Destiny M on Apr 20, 2021
Classical Conversations
Melissa S on Feb 20, 2021
Concise but easy to teach Logic classes for a non-logic teacher.
Tracy R on Feb 20, 2021
Utilizing this resource for my son in 9th grade.
Tamar A on Sep 1, 2020
We are homeschooling this year, but this is the same curriculum that would be used if my son was attending the local Christian School he had previously attended
Jeanne G on Aug 29, 2020
I chose this item because my son is taking it for classical conversations
Melanie S on Aug 1, 2020
Classical Conversations
Lisa H on Aug 1, 2020
It was recommended by a classical conversation tutor
Dulce O on Jun 18, 2020
My Daughter is in Classical Conversations Challenge I and needs this book.
Tyler K on Jun 4, 2020
This is required for Classical Conversations Challenge 1.
Crystal C on May 21, 2020
Required for Classical Conversations Challenge I
Allison S on May 21, 2020
This curriculum is part of Challenge I Classical Conversations course work.
Yulia S on May 17, 2020
first time through this one. part of classical conversations, challenge I class. i've heard we don't need the dvds, but it's for my eldest of 5 and i don't have time to help if she gets stuck. So I'll get the whole package for this one, and maybe only the text and workbooks for the next year if that's better
Jonelle S on Apr 28, 2020
I chose it as part of the Classical Mind approach to homeschooling - for my high school student, without a lot of background in logic.
Theresa L on Aug 27, 2019
CC Challenge 1
seth b on Aug 27, 2019
Part of classical conversations
Jennifer P on Aug 10, 2019
Challenge 1 Classical Conversations
Tammy W on Aug 9, 2019
We need this for our Reasoning curriculum.
Julie M on Jul 24, 2019
Classical Conversation recommendation
Jennifer L on Jul 1, 2019
Classical Conversations Challenge 1 curriculum
Kelley B on Jun 27, 2019
Required for Classical Conversations
Michaele S on Jun 25, 2019
We chose this because my daughter will be attending the Classical Conversations Challenge 1 program in the fall.
Paul H on May 26, 2019
Highly recommended by may homeschoolers!
Kim H on Apr 10, 2019
Classical Conversations Challenge 1
Sheri U on Sep 5, 2018
According to my research, this appeared to be the best program for getting my son into formal logic. Especially, if we want to have the option to continue with logic through high school.
Angel D on Sep 1, 2018
CC Challenge 2
Krista L on Aug 30, 2018
Required Text for Classical Conversations.
Reena A on Aug 20, 2018
high school logic
John R W on Aug 13, 2018
great value!
Cheerful L on Aug 13, 2018
Great Price!
Cheerful L on Aug 13, 2018
Classical Conversations
Chenwen H on Aug 9, 2018
For Classical Conversation Challenge 1
Maria Q on Aug 8, 2018
This is the curriculum we need for Challenge 2 with Classical Conversations
Veronica V on Aug 2, 2018
Required for my sons class in Classial Conversations
Heather T on Aug 1, 2018
part of our requirements
Mairi Alena J on Jul 31, 2018
the description of this product is similar to what I am looking for
mayra m on Jul 30, 2018
Martin Cothran knows the ins and outs of logic and I trust his company to teach it well.
Sara K on Jul 27, 2022
curriculum required
J N on Jul 11, 2022
Is third edition workbook and third edition text included in this bundle?
A shopper on Jun 23, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Our bundles currently include a 2nd Edition Workbook and a 3rd edition Text which Memoria Press has assured us can be used together.
Is Traditional Logic I Complete Set the second edition?
A shopper on May 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Most items in this set are 2nd edition but the Student Text is a 3rd edition.

003886Traditional Logic I Student Text, 3rd Edition
003887Traditional Logic I Teacher Key Second Edtn
018996Traditional Logic I Quizzes and Tests
020319Traditional Logic I Student Workbook, 2ED
025391Traditional Logic I DVD
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Rated 5 out of 5
Easy to work with
August 27, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We really enjoyed this Traditional Logic course!
I bought this curriculum to teach to a small group of 7-10th grade students. The format is perfect for a weekly co-op group (1 semester) and contains everything you need to teach with minimal teacher prep. The work is challenging, but manageable. By the end of the course, we skipped some of the workbook sections (ex: the T/F questions), as we found them less helpful. I gave most of the quizzes and wrote my own final exam. The one drawback was the video. It was just too dry, and boring. I ended up using the slides and presenting all the information to the class on my own. The kids did really, really well with this course! I truly enjoyed teaching it and they enjoyed it so much that they asked for Logic II this year!
August 5, 2018
Rated 4 out of 5
Good curriculum--Boring videos
We are just finishing our third week of study with Traditional Logic. We bought it based on several good reviews the course received online. So far, the content of the chapters is challenging but overall quite good. We bought the kit which contains the student book/workbook, a quiz/test booklet, the teacher grading book, and the video of the author teaching the course. For all the material it contains, the price seemed quite fair. However, at this point, we truly hope the videos will get better. The author/teacher's explanations are fine, but he never smiles, and never seems to have any modulation of tone or expression. It is quite difficult to watch and pay attention to. We're going to give it one more try, but if there is no improvement in his presentation style, we will ditch the videos and just do the course without them. They are truly boring even for me, the mom.
September 9, 2016
over 6 years ago

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