Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

People who are strong in logical-mathematical intelligence are good at reasoning, recognizing patterns, and logically analyzing problems. These individuals tend to think conceptually about numbers, relationships, and patterns.

Logical-mathematical intelligence is commonly thought of as “scientific thinking,” or the ability to reason, work with abstract symbols, recognize patterns, and see connections between separate pieces of information. It makes it possible to go through the scientific process of calculating, quantifying, hypothesizing, and concluding.

This type of intelligence is high in scientists, mathematicians, computer programmers, lawyers, and accountants.

People with logical-mathematical intelligence:

  • Have excellent problem-solving skills
  • Enjoy thinking about abstract ideas
  • Like conducting scientific experiments
  • Can solve complex computations

How To Apply  Logical Intelligences In The Classroom

Use the following activities and techniques for students and groups with high logical-mathematical intelligence:

  • Provide opportunities for problem solving
  • Involve calculations
  • Create activities that involve deciphering a code
  • Use pattern or logic games
  • Organize new information in an outline format

Help a Logical-Mathematical Intelligent Child Make The Right Career Choice

If your child is strong in logical-mathematical intelligence, good career choices for you are:

  • Scientist
  • Mathematician
  • Computer programmer
  • Engineer
  • Accountant


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