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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Mathematical/Logical Intelligence

Dr. Howard Gardner, a Harvard University education professor, developed the theory of multiple intelligences in 1983. Instead of prescribing to the traditional notion of intelligence based on I.Q. testing, he proposed the possibility of multiple intelligences. You can read about the different intelligences and find more resources about the theory here. This page focuses on mathematical/logical intelligence.

This information has been adapted from the book Multiple Intelligences & After-School Environments: Keeping All Children in Mind.

Mathematical/Logical Intelligence

the ability to use numbers and reasoning effectively. Someone with this intelligence, like Max, could be called LOGIC or NUMBER SMART.

A child like Max who has this intelligence is likely to have these traits and interests:
  • Responds well to math and science.
  • Thinks in clear, abstract, wordless, imageless concepts.
  • Enjoyed counting as a child.
  • Can easily compute numbers in head.
  • Likes games/brain teasers requiring logical thinking.
  • Looks for patterns/regularities in the world.
  • Believes almost everything has a rational explanation.
  • Is interested in latest scientific developments.
  • Is curious about how things work or why things in nature happen the way they do.
  • Likes finding logical flaws in things people say and do at home and at work.

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