Ch 2: Logic in Mathematics Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Logic in Mathematics chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about logic in mathematics, including logical fallacies and math connectors. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the logic in mathematics chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Critical thinking and logic Premises, arguments, conclusions, logic, and relevant examples
Tuesday Logical fallacies Circular reasoning, hasty generalizations, appeals to popularity, limited choice, appeals to ignorance, false causes, and appeals to emotion
Wednesday True and false statements Truth values, negation, truth tables, and propositions
Thursday Statements and connectors Disjunctions, conditional statements, conjunctions, logical equivalence, counterexample, converse, contrapositive, and inverse
Friday Proofs Direct proofs, geometric proofs, proof formats, and applications

9 Lessons in Chapter 2: Logic in Mathematics Lesson Plans
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Critical Thinking and Logic in Mathematics

1. Critical Thinking and Logic in Mathematics

Logic has its own unique language and way of defining what is true and false. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can critically think in the language of logic while working with math.

Logical Fallacies: Hasty Generalization, Circular Reasoning, False Cause & Limited Choice

2. Logical Fallacies: Hasty Generalization, Circular Reasoning, False Cause & Limited Choice

Watch this video lesson to see how you can identify cases where logic is not sound. Learn the characteristic traits of hasty generalization, circular reasoning, false cause, and limited choice.

Logical Fallacies: Appeals to Ignorance, Emotion or Popularity

3. Logical Fallacies: Appeals to Ignorance, Emotion or Popularity

Watch this video lesson to see examples of the logical fallacies of appeals to ignorance, emotion, and popularity. You will also see how to identify them.

Propositions, Truth Values and Truth Tables

4. Propositions, Truth Values and Truth Tables

Watch this video lesson and learn what truth values are and what a truth table looks like. Learn how to go from a proposition to its negation and how that affects the truth values and the truth tables.

Logical Math Connectors: Conjunctions and Disjunctions

5. Logical Math Connectors: Conjunctions and Disjunctions

Watch this video lesson to learn how to identify conjunctions and disjunctions. Also learn the connectors that are used with each. Learn how you can use them to make statements.

Conditional Statements in Math

6. Conditional Statements in Math

Sometimes, what is true in the mathematical world of logic is false in the real world. Check out this lesson to learn how to identify conditional statements and how you can differentiate between what is logically true and what is true in reality.

Logic Laws: Converse, Inverse, Contrapositive & Counterexample

7. Logic Laws: Converse, Inverse, Contrapositive & Counterexample

Logical statements can be useful, but only if we are able to determine their validity. In this lesson, we'll look at the various forms of a logical statement and see how they relate to each other.

Direct Proofs: Definition and Applications

8. Direct Proofs: Definition and Applications

In math, we can't explain that something is true just because. That's not enough. In this lesson, we'll learn to prove things using one of our most straightforward tools, the direct proof.

Geometric Proofs: Definition and Format

9. Geometric Proofs: Definition and Format

Do you have something to prove? Can you explain why? In this lesson, we'll learn all about geometric proofs, including the parts that comprise a proof.

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