Traditional Logic I Basic Set

Traditional Logic I Basic 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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My son is taking Logic 1 class with memoria press online academy.
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My son is taking Logic 1 class with memoria press online academy.
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Classical Conversations Challenge 1 curriculum
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Required for curriculum
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Classical Conversations required source for Challenge I (9th grade).
Rachel N on May 26, 2021
We are pairing this with Material Logic for a half a high school credit
Kelly H on Jan 5, 2021
This was recommended for middle school students using a classical approach to learning.
Mary S on Aug 30, 2020
For use in Classical Conversations Challenge-1 class
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Required for Challenge 1 Classical Conversations
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Part of Classical Conversations curriculum
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taking this class self paced.
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for a class
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part of our CC curriculum
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CC Challenge I
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Classical Conversations Requirement
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Required for Challenge I with Classical Conversations.
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For Classical Conversations
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Classical conversations challenge 1
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CC Challenge I
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Classical Conversations Challenge 1 Required
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going to use it for our homeschool with classical conversations' Challenge 1. This is the basic set (without dvd) which is just what I needed and I'm glad they have it here from Rainbow...
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Recommended by The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer.
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It is part of my Classical Conversations curriculum list for Challenge 1.
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Classical Conversations Challenge 1 9th grade resource
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Classical Conversations
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We are using this curriculum for my 9th grader in Classical Conversations
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Classical Conversation Challenge 2 Required
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Needed for Classical Conversations Challenge II
Julie W on Aug 6, 2018
School requirement
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My CC Challenge II student will be using it.
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Our great homeschool curriculum suggested this set.
Dolhia P on Aug 2, 2018
Needed for Classical Conversation's Challenge 1 program.
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its required for Classical Conversations.
Hillari K on Jul 10, 2018
Required for Classical Conversations Challenge I
Rhonda A on Jun 29, 2018
Part of my son's ninth grade curriculum
Tiffany A on Jun 21, 2018
Classical Conversations
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CC challenge 1
Rebecca S on May 6, 2022
I'm confused, the text I received is THIRD EDITION, but everything else is SECOND EDITION. Can someone help me out, does this matter for Classical Conversations Challenge 2?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It should not be a problem - according to the publisher. The Student Text is now 3rd edition (copyright 2017) but correlates to the 2nd edition material. If you have issues using with CC, please contact our customer service department.
Is this the latest edition? 2016-17?
Penelope T on Jul 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: When I purchased two of these items (Introduction and Teacher Key) they were the First edition copyright 2000.
I think I remember reading somewhere that the DVD of MP's Traditional Logic is still the original, and only the printed materials have been updated/reorganized in the second edition. Is this correct?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, that is correct - only the printed materials were updated/reorganized. Per the publisher:

-This was strictly a reformatting. There are no content changes.

-The quizzes and DVDs match both the old and new formats.
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Quality Logic program
I recommend this Logic program. It is straight forward and comes with all needed materials. My 11th grader is using it along with an online recorded instruction module from Homeschool Connections. It’s helping her think so clearly and logically that I told her she should consider law school!
September 3, 2022
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice Beginning Logic st
Easy to understand and user friendly
June 16, 2022
8 months ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Extremely Dry
My 13yo son and I found this series to be extremely dry and boring. The information is good, but the presentation does not draw the learner in at all. The DVD was also completely redundant of the textbook, without any expansion or further explanation. We stopped watching the DVD after several chapters because we did not find it useful. I really wanted to like this series but just couldn’t.
January 12, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent series. Short, concise Leon with plenty of practicum exercises, including a very valuable case study fo each lesson in the workbook.
December 9, 2020
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