Traditional Logic from Memoria Press – A Homeschool Crew Review

Finding a way to teach logic can be hard. You want to make sure you cover the bases, but you want your child to understand it as well. I have found that Traditional Logic I Complete Set from Memoria Press.

What Is It

The Traditional Logic I Complete Set includes Instructional DVDs, Student Text, Student Workbook, Quizzes and Tests Book, and the Teacher Key.

This is a high school logic course, but with the way it is written, even 7th graders can read and understand this curriculum. This text provides an in-depth study of the classical syllogism as well as a basic understanding of the Christian theory of knowledge. Through this text, your child will see the four kinds of logical statements, the four ways propositions can be opposed, the three ways in which they can be equivalent, and the seven rules for the validity of syllogisms.

The student text is written for the student. It is easy to read, and easy to understand. Main ideas are bolded or pulled out to the side to draw attention to them. To go along with this book is the student workbook. This is like a study guide that goes along with the text. Each chapter is broken down into specific exercises for four days ending with a review that can be done on the 4th or 5th day.

At the end of each chapter, there is a quiz available in the Quizzes and Tests book. There is also a Final Exam to make sure that your child has retained the information they have learned.

Finally, there are the instructional DVDs. These are DVDs that bring a logic teacher into your house to go over the lessons with your child. It is like your child is sitting in a classroom with the teacher showing all the key points and slides to go along with all that they have read.

How We Used It

I got this set with Moe Man in mind. I have had him used other logic curriculums in the past, and while I loved them, he had a hard time understanding them. With Traditional Logic I, I gave Moe Man his books and let him decide if he wanted my help, or if he wanted to go on his own. After going over the introduction, Moe Man decided that he felt confident to go on his own for this course.

Besides the exercises, nothing has a set schedule. Moe Man would read the lesson on Mondays and work through the exercises the rest of the week, ending with the quiz. He did spend a little time watching the DVD but learns better by reading and doing versus watching and doing when it comes to this.

What We Thought Of It

Moe Man really loves using this curriculum. He has not argued it one bit when he sees it on his school schedule, and will even do it when I forget to put it on the calendar each week, unlike his math! Knowing that he is willing to do this no matter what tells me that he understands it.

He is able to read the lesson and work through the study guide each day. He tried to use the DVD, and while I loved listening to it, he found it easier just to use the text and skip the DVD.

The text was written in a great way. I rarely see Moe Man not leaning on a video to help him understand the words he has read. To see him read something and understand it, I love to know that he is able to learn differently. Knowing how to read something and understand it, is huge, especially for Moe Man. Seeing him learn on his own had me thrilled!

If you are looking for a logic curriculum that will allow your student to learn the way they learn best, you will want to check out Traditional Logic I.

Memoria Press offers many other curricula that works for many students. Check out the reviews from the other crew members right here:

New American Cursive & Traditional Logic {Memoria Press Reviews}
 

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