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Profile of Logical Mathematical Intelligence


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Logical-Mathematical Intelligence Definition:

Logical-Mathematical intelligence, one of Gardner's Nine Multiple Intelligences, involves a strong ability to analyze problems and issues logically, excel at mathematical operations, and carry out scientific investigations. This can include the ability to use formal and informal reasoning skills such as deductive reasoning and to detect patterns. Scientists, mathematicians, and accountants are among those that Howard Gardner sees as having high logical-mathematical intelligence.

Individuals Who Typically Have High Locical-Mathematical Inelligence:

The following individuals typically have high logical-mathematical intelligence:
  • Scientists
  • Accountants
  • Computer Programmers
  • Mathematicians
  • Inventors

Famous People Who Have High Logical-Mathematical Intelligence:

Traits of Those Who Have High Logical-Mathematical Intelligence:

  • Likes to work math problems
  • Excels at strategy games
  • Looks for rational explanations
  • Likes scientific pursuits
  • Good at working out problems
  • Likes to categorize

Ways to Enhance Logical-Mathematical Intelligence:

Following are ways that teachers and individuals can enhance and strengthen their current logical-mathematical intelligence:
  • Organize a collection
  • Figure out different ways to answer a math problem
  • Look for patterns in poetry
  • Come up with a hypothesis and then prove it (Note: This does not have to be a "science experiment" type of hypothesis.
  • Work out logic puzzles
  • Buy a book on lateral thinking puzzles
  • Try to count to 100 by 2's, 3's, 4's, etc.

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