by Martin Cothran
From my new article, “How to Teach Logic” in the Late Summer edition of the Classical Teacher:

When should students begin to learn logic? The answer, of course, is: “When they are ready.” This can happen as early as seventh grade. It is at this age (about 12-13) that many children begin to seriously think about the reasons for things. They are no longer satisfied with the concrete, but are beginning to understand and appreciate abstract ideas.

how-to-teach-logic-Jul-2016-770x350And this:

Logic is systematic and orderly. If a subject should be studied according to its inherent nature, and the inherent nature of logic is orderly, then it doesn’t take a great logician to conclude that that’s the way it should be studied.

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