The Mindful Learning Space

Logical Thinking - Working with Logic

In this innovative and engaging class, middle schoolers work with logic and solve a variety of math, science, and generic brain teasers & STEM problems. They largely draw from middle school science (speed, velocity, force etc) & math concepts like percentages, ratios, probability, statistics, linear algebra, sequences, geometry & so on. Each class includes a brief review of the concept, before delving into logic based problem solving on that topic.

Students use clues, elimination, and deductive reasoning, & engage in real world problem solving while interacting, & collaborating with peers.
Further we invite students to come up with their own logic problems and puzzles in any area of their expertise to challenge and inspire each other & develop their multidimensional thinking acumen.

Session Info

Price - USD​
$49.99
$6.25 per class per student

This is an ongoing course offered in 8 class sessions. Each new session builds on the previous session for continuing students

This is an ongoing course offered in 8 class sessions. Each new session builds on the previous session for continuing students

Available Times

Batch 1

Mondays & Wednesdays

5:00 PM – 5:55 PM – IST

12:30 AM – 1:25 PM BST
07:30 PM – 08:25 PM SGT
07:30 AM – 08:25 AM EST

Batch 2

Mondays & Wednesdays

9:00 PM – 9:55 PM – IST

04:30 PM – 5:25 PM BST
11:30 PM – 12:25 AM SGT
11:30 AM – 12:25 PM EST

Batch 3

Tuesdays &  Thursdays

4:00 PM – 4:55 PM – IST

11:30 AM – 12:25 PM BST
06:30 PM – 07:25 PM SGT
06:30 AM – 07:25 AM EST

Batch 4

Tuesdays &  Thursdays

9:00 PM – 9:55 PM – IST

04:30 PM – 5:25 PM BST
11:30 PM – 12:25 AM SGT
11:30 AM – 12:25 PM EST

Batch 5

  Fridays &    Saturdays

4:00 PM – 4:55 PM – IST

11:30 AM – 12:25 PM BST
06:30 PM – 07:25 PM SGT
06:30 AM – 07:25 AM EST

Batch 6

  Fridays &    Saturdays

9:00 PM – 9:55 PM – IST

04:30 PM – 5:25 PM BST
11:30 PM – 12:25 AM SGT
11:30 AM – 12:25 PM EST

Course Details

Develop concept generalization, logic inference, & application skills – so that students become comfortable to attempt and solve new and unseen problems & puzzles – applying their existing knowledge, and logic.

Develop fluency in recognizing patterns, deducing & inferring logic, evaluating claims and hypothesis, developing logic proofs.

Learn and apply deductive reasoning (take a generic fact and apply it to specific case), inductive reasoning ( take a specific fact and apply it in a general context) & abductive reasoning (extrapolate or predict based on probability and related facts) as needed

Cultivate growth mindset in youngsters, by encouraging them to take on newer and harder problems, and to continuously explore, engage, persist and practice

Foster positive interactions, brainstorming, and collaboration among peers

Engage students’ multiple intelligences and develop multifaceted thinking acumen by exposing them to a variety of puzzles, problems and just for fun thinking exercises, stretching and flexing their thinking muscles

Youngsters are continuously messing with logic in fun, and interactive ways, solving a variety of problems across many domains in this class. In this exclusive engagement with logic, students learn, understand, & practice many problem solving methods; in the process they understand how it all ties together and become better at integrated problem solving.

We draw from various STEM concepts they learn in middle school and challenge youngsters to apply their knowledge and logic to solve new, & unknown problems. We follow each student’s lead, and address any gaps in their concept/logic comprehension, while advancing their skills by teaching new concepts & methods, building on their prior knowledge and skills.

Students solve many novel puzzles & problems individually as well as in group, collaborating with each other. We provide many opportunities for students to discuss, and debate problems, and solutions in class. We compliment the structured learning exercises, and activities with free flow logic games, impromptu quizzes, & discussions, where students automatically apply & infer logic through the act of playing & engaging in activities.

Young sleuths love to solve incrementally harder problems, & mysteries following clues, applying deductive, inductive and adductive reasoning skills in each session.We engage each student in activities that are appropriate to his age & skill level through differentiated learning exercises.

Youngsters draw inspiration from each other, as they engage in collaborative problem solving, and validate each others’ ideas and solutions in our positive, fun and interactive classrooms. Most importantly, students develop a habit of trying seemingly hard problems, and persisting until they solve and trying in many ways, thus building their confidence, capability and resourcefulness.

Our teachers are highly qualified, well trained, and experienced, subject matter experts, with exceptional ability to interact, and engage young students online

55 minutes per class once or twice a week, and an estimated 30 minutes to 2 hour per week outside of class for home work

10-20 minutes daily practice  homework. Homework is optional, students are encouraged to practice daily, post their work, and reach out to the instructor for questions/clarifications.

Rough notebook or paper, pens, colors etc. Students will be notified ahead of class when additional items are needed for class activity

Reference material, and external resource information will be provided & updated regularly to reinforce learning with ongoing practice

Formative assessment based on student’s performance, and participation in class activities, and quizzes, will be provided at the end of the session.

FAQ

This is an interactive, instructor led small group online class that will be conducted over a zoom session. Students are given many opportunities to share, and interact with peers, and teachers in class. Each student is given individual attention when needed to ensure that every child grasps the concepts, and participates actively in class.

This exclusive logical thinking course is highly beneficial to all middle schoolers as it exposes students to a variety of problems, and teaches many problem solving methods. Further students develop deeper, & better understanding of science and math concepts, that they learn in school as they revisit, and apply them in novel ways in this class.

The class caters to students with both advanced and emerging skills, the goal is to advance each student’s abilities with practice. We assess various cognitive skills of each student and progress them accordingly with engaging, differentiated learning exercises.

The activities and exercises during the first class are largely geared towards understanding students’ thinking abilities, level of comprehension, approach, & prior knowledge.They also build rapport among students, and between each student & instructor. It is very essential for all students to attend the first class of each session.

Yes, a summary of the concepts taught, and exercises practiced in  class, will be provided for students/parents to review through email, WhatsApp & the course reference page.

Our research suggest that students learn, and engage better when they learn together with a diverse group of older, younger, and same age peers. Having said that, in order to best serve the learning needs of each child, we differentiate the learning activities and exercises, and adapt & evolve our teaching methods continuously based on students’ response & engagement in class.

Teachers are available  to clarify students’ doubts or questions for an extra 10 minutes, towards the end of class. Further students may reach out to us on the course email (which will be provided to enrolled students), for more questions/clarifications

The Mindful Learning Space ardently believes in continuous learning & practice, to this extent we share relevant exercises, activities and resources for students to practice beyond class, and session.

Please refer to the overall cancellation policy on the main FAQ page. A make up class is offered in exceptional cases, when the instructor is unable to conduct a scheduled class.