James B. NanceCanon Press / 2014 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$22.293 out of 5 stars for Intermediate Logic Student Text, 3rd Edition. View reviews of this product. 4 Reviews
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JKH4 Stars Out Of 5High school Level Logic CourseJanuary 17, 2022JKHQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This is a good course in testing and proving the validity, consistency, and equivalency of written statements. It teaches the use of truth tables and truth trees and proving the validity of written arguments. Proofs are similar to proofs in Euclidean Geometry (with geometric shapes and values removed). In fact, proving the validity of most arguments gives using proofs a more "real world" application, because students can see how they might use this in the future. Nance does a great job of giving hints and guidelines to developing proofs and truth trees. I don't remember my geometry teacher doing this (seemed if you didn't do it the way the textbook said, then you were wrong).
Yes, there are some typos, and I do wish that the exercises, including the extra exercises, had more variety. It seemed that students worked with the same arguments across the units. I would encourage everyone who takes this course to use the videos. They are vital to success in the course.
It is a high school level course, along with Introduction to Logic, as stated in the description. Each is 1/2 of a credit. Our co-op did each course in a year, but students needed both for one math elective credit.
Eric1 Stars Out Of 5One of the worst textbooks we've ever usedMarch 1, 2019EricQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1I can't discourage parents from this book enough. There are many, many mistakes throughout -- both typos and contradictions. There is no effort made to actually "teach" the material. Instead, masses of information are dumped on the reader, sort of like an encyclopedia would do. Rather than teaching one or two new concepts each lesson, then building with one or two new concepts in the next lesson, many of the lessons pile 9 or 10 new concepts, giving no help in understanding how to use these concepts in the exercises. None of the students or parents in our CC plan to finish this textbook. Your students are going to get buried by this.
wd5 Stars Out Of 5My Daughter loves this logic courseJanuary 25, 2016wdQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This is my 13 yr olds favorite strand in her CC class
Cameron1 Stars Out Of 5Intermediate Logic Escaped Before Editing was CompleteMarch 4, 2015CameronQuality: 5Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1This text is required for my daughter's logic class. Both Introductory and Intermediate are completed in a single year. Daunting, but doable with the right text. The Introductory book flew through terms and concepts almost before they could be comprehended, but at least it was technically correct. Not so the Intermediate book. Typos abound (lesson after lesson, I counted 3 in one lesson!), concepts are tested BEFORE they are taught, and the explanations are utterly incomprehensible to the average 7-9th grader who is the target audience. I spend literally HOURS of preparation time each week teaching myself the material so I can try to teach it to my HS freshman. And don't waste your time on the DVD - it is verbatim what is in the book, only presented so quickly that it, too is incomprehensible. We are committed and will complete it, but this book, needs to be drastically overhauled.
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