## CARS Celebration 2013: May 15th Plenary, Concurrent and Poster Sessions

#### Event Title

Smart Cookies: Preparing Children for Proof and Argumentation Through a Visual Logic Game

Hart 116

#### Start Time

15-5-2013 11:05 AM

#### End Time

15-5-2013 12:05 PM

#### Description

Argumentation and proof are an ever-growing focus in elementary and secondary mathematics education, and beyond. Currently there are no elementary school curricula which provide direct, age-appropriate opportunities for students to engage with deductive reasoning and prepositional logic. I have coauthored a game (Smart Cookies, publication date Spring 2013) which engages young children (and adults) in prepositional logic based on language-free, visual clues. This game, along with a supplementary curriculum I am currently working on, will enhance teachers' ability to develop elementary students' deductive reasoning in a game-like context. It will also provide a basis for a research instrument which will help advance scholarship in this area. During this workshop, I will briefly review the available research on children’s deductive reasoning. Participants will play, analyze the logic behind the clues and build logical arguments in a visual context.

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May 15th, 11:05 AM May 15th, 12:05 PM

Smart Cookies: Preparing Children for Proof and Argumentation Through a Visual Logic Game

Hart 116

Argumentation and proof are an ever-growing focus in elementary and secondary mathematics education, and beyond. Currently there are no elementary school curricula which provide direct, age-appropriate opportunities for students to engage with deductive reasoning and prepositional logic. I have coauthored a game (Smart Cookies, publication date Spring 2013) which engages young children (and adults) in prepositional logic based on language-free, visual clues. This game, along with a supplementary curriculum I am currently working on, will enhance teachers' ability to develop elementary students' deductive reasoning in a game-like context. It will also provide a basis for a research instrument which will help advance scholarship in this area. During this workshop, I will briefly review the available research on children’s deductive reasoning. Participants will play, analyze the logic behind the clues and build logical arguments in a visual context.