Can someone comment on using The Thinking Toolbox/The Fallacy Detectives or the Art of Argument?
I would like to do logic but not sure which would be a better fit for our high schoolers. Thanks
I’m looking at The Fallacy Detective for Makayla for 7th next year. We’ll take our time and use it for 2 years most likely then move into The Thinking Toolbox.
I’ve done both. I did keep Thinking Toolbox/Fallacy Detective for fun reading, but we’ve moved to the CAP materials now for high school.
What is CAP?
Classical Academic Press-folks who do Art of Argument and 2 other logic books
We did them both as well. We move to the MP logic materials once we finished them.
Des – so after you did Art of Arguement you then went onto MP Logic. May I ask why you felt you needed to continue on with it after AofA?
Misty, we didn’t do AofA. We did both FD and TT, and moved from there on to MP logic.
Ok, sorry for the confusion. Thanks for letting me know.
Our daughter did Fallacy/Toolbox, and is now doing Art of Argument. She LOVES it!
So, AoA users, would you say it’s a “not to miss” resource?
If you want to do logic in a solid but also very do-able way, I very highly recommend Art of Argument. It’s not a “not to miss” if you don’t plan on adding logic, but if you do, I wouldn’t miss it.
Thanks! I’ll find out where it fits best over the next year, or so. We’ve enjoyed the Bluedorn’s resources already.
We have been doing Fallacy detective this year and I actually just decided we won’t be finishing it. I am sure it can work great for some and especially if you can go on the forum and all but we just didn’t love it. There is a new concept added every week and after a while it became too much.
My DS is 12, maybe he is just not the type or too young?
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