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Logical/Mathematical Learning Style: Characteristics & Strategies

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  • 0:05 Learning Through Math & Logic
  • 0:51 What Makes a Logical Learner?
  • 1:40 Supporting a Logical…
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Instructor: Christine Serva

Christine is an instructional designer, educator, and writer with a particular interest in the social sciences and American studies.

Logical/mathematical learners tend to be great problem solvers. What else is right up their alley? This lesson gives you a brief look at their strengths and how you can support this style in your classroom.

Learning Through Math & Logic

Can you spot the pattern in these letters and numbers?

A, 1, C, 2, F, 3, J, 4, O, 5, U

Here's the answer: When you go from A to C, you skip 1 letter: B. When you go from C to F, you skip 2 letters. When you go from F to J, you skip 3 letters, and so on.

Does this pattern make your head hurt? Or do you find it interesting or even easy? Those who lean towards finding this logic easy to spot are usually logical/mathematical learners. This lesson summarizes the characteristics of those with this learning style and will provide you with ideas for how to teach logical/mathematical learners.

What Makes a Logical Learner?

Logical/mathematical learners may include those we consider to be math whizzes, but the style is much more than that. This learning style tends to have insight into systems. In other words, a logical learner is better skilled than other types in looking at a series of parts and seeing how they are interconnected. This makes them particularly good at puzzles and strategy games, such as chess.

Most learners in this category will value factual information to back up claims. Statistics and data are often important to logical/mathematical learners. Rather than relying on gut instinct, a logical learner will want to know how you came to a particular conclusion, what led you down a certain path to your belief, if it is valid, and what facts can confirm your ideas.

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