Sharing Joel David Hamkins’s fun logic exercise with kids

Saw a fun tweet from Joel David Hamkins last week:

I was looking for a light project this morning and the problem in this tweet was perfect! All that we really needed to get going was an introduction to what the symbols meant. They got the hang of the symbols quickly and were able to understand one of the statements quickly:

Now I just had the boys pick logic statements and try to match them with the appropriate phrase. My younger son went first:

The statement in the next selection led to a short discussion about what “there exists” means.

We finished up with the last two open options – here the boys got a bit more understanding of why “empty train” was a description in some of the choices:

Definitely a neat exercise, and a fun way to get kids talking about logic!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s