This Class Activity - Logic Statements was created by Pupsaroni Puzzles for use in a classroom studying logic statements. Typically this is a Geometry classroom where students will be using proofs. This activity helps students practice finding the hypothesis and conclusion of a conditional statement, writing the converse, inverse, and contrapositive of a conditional statement, testing the validity of each statement, and checking to see if the conditional and converse statement make a biconditional statement. A small cheat sheet is provided for students to use for practice.
On pages 3-14, there are four conditional statements per page. These should be cut out and taped up on the walls in the classroom or out in the hall.
On page 2, there are 8 cards. This page should be copied on different colors paper for students to use. Students will cut out the cards. Students may work alone or in pairs.
Students will then take their cards out to answer questions based on the conditional statements they go to work. Students should be instructed to not place their color cards where there is already a card of that color, and they should not place a number card where there is already a card of that number (a 2 card should not be placed there if a two card has been used there already). Card 8 is a “cheat sheet” for students to use as they place their cards 1-7 on different conditional statements
This activity is a good way to get students up and moving and talking about logic statements. It gives the students a chance to practice finding the hypothesis and conclusion as well as to practice making converses, inverses, and contrapositives. Students can discuss what makes each statement true or false as well as find counterexamples.
Students can gallery walk with post-it notes to add their thoughts, or finished products can be brought back to the classroom for discussion and evaluation.
Class Activity - Logic Statements - PP
by Pupsaroni Puzzles
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