Boys who have a Logical-Mathematical Learning Style learn best surrounded by numbers and enjoy things that involve reasoning. Today I will share with you some ways you can help your logical-mathematical learner to learn in a way that works the best for him.
Does your boy love to explore patterns, put things in collections or categories, and enjoy computers? If so, he may lean toward this learning style. These boys tend to think in a very logical manner. They like a good puzzle and enjoy challenges that make them do some problem solving. They go about things in a very systematic and prescribed way. Read more below.
This is part of a series of boys’ learning styles articles on the site. Be sure to click the link to see the other styles as well because people lean toward two to three main styles and learn in all of them. Figuring out with your boy how he learns best can really help him achieve his goals.
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We are beginning with this article which is an overview of the logical-mathematical learning style. We will be writing more in-depth articles on how you can help a boy with this style learn in a way that will work the best for him.
How You Can Tell if Your Boy Has a Logical-Mathematical Learning Style
Here are some characteristics that may be present. Not all of them need to be dominant in order for your boy to have this style.
- Asks a lot of questions about natural events (time, or what happens when we die)
- Likes things to be in an ordered way
- Computes quickly in his head
- Enjoys collections to classify and categorize
- Likes to win games
- Experiments to see if things are true
- Experiments to test things he doesn’t understand
- Needs to understand the reasons behind doing things a certain way
- Always looks for patterns and relationships
- May be very goal-oriented
- Likes to play with numbers
- Doesn’t necessarily have to be good at “math”
What You Can Provide if Your Boy Has a Logical-Mathematical Learning Style
Providing a wide variety of opportunities and items that support the way your boy learns is a wonderful thing you can do to help him. Just get a few and leave them around – see what happens!
- Chess (Tournament Chess Set,) checkers, battleship
- Strategy games such as stratego, clue, and backgammon
- Strategic computer games and other gaming
- Logic Puzzles, brainteasers, rubix cube
- Support his collections (stamps, coins, baseball cards)
- Chemistry Sets
- Computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones etc.
- Software such as Scratch (see our coding article)
- Science kits
- Puzzles (we like Ravensburger and Melissa and Doug)
- Mystery books
Here are a few other things he may enjoy. Click the pictures for details.
Places You Can Take Your Boy to Honor His Logical-Mathematical Style
Taking boys to places that match their learning styles can be very exciting – both for you and for your boy. The wonder of these experiences seem to really stick with boys and there are times a new passion is born just by a simple field trip.
- Science museums
- Computer fairs & clubs
- Electronics exhibits
- Robotics exhibits & clubs
It is easy, and very rewarding, to help a boy find his way with learning. You can try a few things and see if he leans toward a logical-mathematical learning style. We all learn in many ways so perhaps he leans heavily toward one style or maybe he is more spread out among several styles. Either way, honoring how they learn gets them excited about learning and a boy who is excited about learning is a joy to behold 🙂
For additional information on learning styles and for a peak at the other styles see: Boys Learning Styles Overview