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Introductory Logic

Introductory Logic comes with access to our Facebook support group, and individual teaching tips and guidance from our experienced teachers.



Whether at home or in the classroom, every seventh grader needs to take Introductory Logic.

Look Inside The Book

Studying formal logic can be intimidating without the right help, but knowing how to think logically isn't just for "experts." Logic should be your secret weapon. It's the tool for learning how to use other tools. It's the bones that give a clenched fist its structure (and knuckles). With that in mind, we have painstakingly designed Introductory Logic for everyday students, teachers, and parents who've never tackled syllogisms or fallacies before, but who know just how important learning logic is.

In Introductory Logic, you'll get the benefit of our years of teaching experience as you learn the fundamentals you need to think well wherever you are, including: How to properly define terms for maximum precision and accuracy—and thus win the debate; How to form and interpret statements, the building blocks of logical thought; How to compose valid syllogisms, and—just as importantly—expose the invalid fakes using counterexamples; How to analyze arguments in normal English; How to identify and deflect informal fallacies (one of the most instantly applicable parts of logic); And much more!

Anybody can do Introductory Logic. Brand new, clean, easy-to-read layout, lots of margin notes for key points and further study, a step-by-step modern method, and exercises for every lesson (plus review questions and review exercises for every unit) all make Introductory Logic the perfect choice for establishing an in-your-bones knowledge of the fundamentals of thinking well.

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What People Are Saying:

"The latest editions of both courses have been significantly improved over earlier editions. Most importantly, both courses are easier for a teacher to present to a class group, and they are also easier for students to use working independently." -Cathy Duffy, Homeschool Curriculum Reviewer

"My daughter took this series for school. My husband and I ended up reading it with her because it was actually enjoyable. Everyone benefits from have 'logical' skills. My emails and conversations are more effective." -Barbara

"I have BS and masters degrees, but have never had a class in logic. I am loving studying this with my Jr. High daughter. It is written at a level that she can easily understand, yet is very interesting and educational for me, too." -J

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More teaching resources for Introductory Logic:

The Introductory Logic Teacher's Book contains a daily lesson schedule for completing Introductory Logic in a semester or a year-long course; answers to all exercises, review questions, review exercises, quizzes, and tests in the order they are taught; and the entire Student Edition text—with the same page numbers as the Student Edition!

The Introductory Logic Test & Quiz Packet contains a blank copy of every quiz or test that one student would need for the entire Introductory Logic course (you can cross "make copies" off your to-do list, permanently!). It even contains an alternative version of each test for practice—the best thing for unit review! Answers to all quizzes and tests are in the Teacher Edition.

The Introductory Logic DVD Course contains lessons walking you through every lesson in the student workbook, along with lessons explaining the answers to the Form B Tests. 9.5+ hours running time. Re-recorded in 2019.

Get all the Introductory Logic resources in easy-to-use bundles:

Introductory Logic Program with DVD Course: Contains: the Student Edition, the Teacher Edition, the Test & Quiz Packet for one student, and the all-new DVD Course.

Introductory Logic Program: Contains: the Student Edition, the Teacher Edition, and the Test & Quiz Packet for one student.


PAGE COUNT: 304 pages

SIZE: 5.50x8.50

ISBN 10: 1-591281-65-2

ISBN-13: 978-1-591281-65-8

PUB. DATE: July 30, 2014