# Tag Archives: Logic

### Hour of Code Lesson Ideas: Back to Basics

When I say ‘Lesson Plan’, it comes with a disclaimer. But yeah—I am totally taking over the world, and my kids’ classroom, for an hour of code next week. Read More

### How Well Can You Describe a ‘Concept’?

Leave a trail of clue breadcrumbs as your fellow players try to guess what word or phrase you’re describing in the entertaining game, ‘Concept.’ Read More

### ‘An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments’ on Sale for 99¢!

In this election year, it’s as important as ever to be able to think critically about what you read online, see on television, or hear on the radio. Brush up on your knowledge of logical fallacies by getting Ali Almossawi’s ‘An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments’ ebook for only 99¢ through July 18! Read More

### ‘Circuit Maze’: An Electric Current Logic Game

I don’t know about you guys, but I love ThinkFun’s one-player logic games. My children never tire of ‘Laser Maze’ and ‘Gravity Maze’… and my husband and I love to play, too! Read More

### In Your 2-Year-Old: A ‘Genuine Decline in Relational Reasoning’

Younger kids, without the bludgeon of logic, may be better able to open their minds to intuition. Read More

### Why I Stopped Reading Through Books I Don’t Enjoy

What do you do when you’re 20-30% through a book that isn’t all that interesting to you: plow through to the bitter end, or cut your loses and move on? Read More

### GeekMom Holiday Traditions: Debating Santa Claus

All those times I tried to convince my parents that Santa Claus did not exist. Read More

### GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Solution – Fair Logic Puzzle

Were you able to determine each child’s favorite food and ride? If so, \$50 from ThinkGeek could be yours! Read More

### GeekDad Puzzle of the Week – Fair Logic Puzzle

From the clues given, can you determine which favorites each child had at the State Fair? Read More

### Teach Your Kids Logic With An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments

There’s a new book on logical fallacies that will teach kids to adults all about critical thinking. Read More

### GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Answer: Thanksgiving Defies Logic (And Apparently Time)

Is it Thursday already? Oh man, that was some strong Thanksgiving brew. Now that I’ve Rip Van Winkled back to the land of the living, it seems past time to announce the winner of last week’s GeekDad puzzle. Read More

### GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Thanksgiving Defies Logic

This week my wife made a new Pandora station. It seems seeded on Donald Duck and a too-cute Minnie Mouse warbling something about the joy of Santa Claus and/or buying battery powered things that break easily. (Don’t tell Mickey.) Basically … Read More

### GeekDad Puzzle of the Week Solution: Halloween Kids Party Puzzle

Hope that everyone is still feasting on remainder Halloween candy. Here is this past week’s puzzle as previously posted: Kids’ Halloween parties are great this time of year, unless of course you don’t read the invite carefully and … Read More

### GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Halloween Kids Party Puzzle

Kids’ Halloween parties are great this time of year, unless of course you don’t read the invite carefully and are the only adult in costume. In any case, my wife Allison and I took Max and Nora out to … Read More

### GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Suburban Mix ‘n’ Match

When you look down the block from my house, dogs, sports equipment and kids recede to the horizon. On the weekends everyone’s out bouncing, hitting or riding things while dogs bark, retrieve, and knock kids off things in a great, … Read More

### GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Slightly Salacious Birds

Did you think the blue-footed booby was the only bird with a colorful and slightly off-color name? Think again. Imagine there are red-breasted, green-faced, orange-elbowed, puce-shouldered and mauve-pantsed birds, named bush-tits, lordcocks, shags, foliage-gleaners, and tremblers. Some are more common … Read More

### Videos Help Arm Young Skeptics With Logic

In a day and age where presidential candidates think that wanting to go to college makes you a snob and people listen to celebrities over scientists about the safety of life-saving vaccines, it often seems as if critical thinking is… Read More

### GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: The Case of the Shattered Window — Solution

This weekend a window in the neighborhood was broken and we needed your help figuring out who was the guilty child so we could punish him or her by giving the other children ice cream. We also wanted to punish … Read More

### GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Quickly Now, the Clock is Ticking.

This week, Pedro Vex must help navigate the Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit to safety before winter sets in. Solutions may be given as mathematics with explanation or as a diagram with explanation. Feel free to download, mark up, and attach … Read More