Changing the Culture 2022 Plenary: Logic in K − 12

Speaker: John Baldwin

Date: Fri, May 20, 2022

Location: Online, Zoom

Conference: Changing the Culture 2022

Subject: Mathematics

Class: Educational


We will give examples from grade 1 to through high school where the logical insights of the last century impact classroom teaching. We include both "do's and don'ts". These examples range through such topics as "equals" vs "evaluate" vs "solve", "why multiplication is not JUST repeated addition", "lies my teacher told me", "identities, equalities and quantifiers", and "Is it true that the sum of the angles of a triangle is 90o". We will briefly discuss the place of formal logic in the secondary school.

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