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ERIC Number: EJ1144787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Teaching Inductive Reasoning with Puzzles
Wanko, Jeffrey J.
Mathematics Teacher, v110 n7 p514-519 Mar 2017
Working with language-independent logic structures can help students develop both inductive and deductive reasoning skills. The Japanese publisher Nikoli (with resources available both in print and online) produces a treasure trove of language-independent logic puzzles. The Nikoli print resources are mostly in Japanese, creating the extra challenge of trying to figure out the goal and rules for those who do not read Japanese kanji. This extra challenge of looking at examples and figuring out the rules is an excellent way to help build inductive reasoning skills alongside those deductive reasoning strategies that form the foundation of logic and formal reasoning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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