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Pattern Based Reason

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Author:Alan Selby
Description: This book surveys rule and pattern based thought in daily life, society, science and technology. The first chapters show how reliable implication rules can be employed one at a time or one after another to arrive at conclusions. The middle chapters describe or survey the origins, discovery and applications of rules and patterns. The problem of identifying reliable knowledge is described, but not solved, except for an explanation of the empirical method of coping. The last chapters show how the common concepts of a rule being obeyed, disobeyed, or not disobeyed may justify or explain or provide a context for the entries in truth tables for material implication.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Problem-Solving, Logic/Foundations

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