What Is a Mathematical Logical Learning Style?

Learning Styles - Understanding Mathematical Logical Learning Styles

What is a Mathematical Logical Learning Style?

Mathematical logical learning style is one of eight types of learning styles, or intelligences, defined in Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences. Mathematical Logical learning style refers to a person's ability to reason, solve problems, and learn using numbers, abstract visual information, and analysis of cause and effect relationships. Mathematical logical learners are typically methodical and think in logical or linear order.

They may be adept at solving math problems in their heads and are drawn to logic puzzles and games.

Characteristics of Mathematical Learning Styles

People with mathematical logical learning styles enjoy school activities such as math, computer science, technology, drafting, chemistry and other "hard sciences," and design. Mathematical linguistic learners prefer logical order in instruction and often work best in structured, organized environments. They have strong visual analysis and memory and problem solving skills. Natural tinkerers and builders, they enjoy bringing mathematical and conceptual ideas into reality via hands-on projects such as computer assisted design, creating electronic devices, using computer applications, or programming computers.

Ways Mathematical Logical Learning Styled People Learn Best

People with mathematical logical learning styles learn best when taught using visual materials, computers, statistical and analytical programs, and hands-on projects.

They prefer structured, goal-oriented activities that are based on math reasoning rather than less structured, creative activities with inexact learning goals. Mathematical logical learners would find a statistical study more appealing than analyzing literature or keeping a journal.

Mathematical Logical Learning Styles Career Choices

The mathematically and logically talented student may be drawn to careers such as computer programming and design or electronic, mechanical, or chemical engineering.

Drafting, accounting, finance and investment, architecture, and the sciences may also be appealing to people with mathematical logical learning styles.

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