至关重要的 & 创造性思维

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Most schools teach students only what to know. We teach students how to think critically and creatively about the things they learn. 至关重要的 thinking is the process of analyzing, synthesizing, evaluating, and applying information.


Creative thinking is the ability to look at ideas and problems in new, original ways or with a fresh perspective.

在一起, critical and creative thinking provide students with a toolbox 的技能 they can use whenever they encounter problems, unfamiliar information, 和新思想. At 自我发展 学院 (明升体育app), we believe critical and creative thinking are essential skills and will be increasingly important in the classrooms and careers of tomorrow.

Become confident,
有能力 & 自治.

We focus on developing reason, 逻辑, 足智多谋, 想象力, 创新, and other critical and creative thinking skills in our students, so they can become more confident, 有能力, and 自治 problem solvers in school and in their lives after.

Advanced 逻辑al and critical thinking programs help 明升体育app students understand not only what is going on but 为什么 it is so, and to be able to ask the right questions to get to the heart of any matter. Students also learn how to examine, 评估, 拆卸, and reassemble information and ideas in new and creative ways to develop a deep understanding of any subject.

Mathematical Thinking,
逻辑 & 哲学

自我发展 学院’s Unique Mathematical Thinking 课程

Despite learning advanced math, many teenagers struggle with basic 逻辑al thinking, often to the frustrations of their parents. This is understandable, learning how to apply algebraic and geometric formulas to problems is completely different than the mathematical reasoning in discovering those formulas. Again, students learn what, not how.

Our students develop
a deep understanding of any subject.

至关重要的 & creative thinking
are essential skills.

明升体育app wanted middle schoolers to not only know and apply Geometry and Pre-calculus but also to learn mathematical thinking involved in many subjects. That is 为什么 we created our 逻辑 Program.

K-5 Students learn how to think like a mathematician. Middle schoolers learn 逻辑, both formal and informal, and finally learn to use 8 years of 逻辑al reasoning classes in our own 哲学 course.

Kindergarten – 5th Grade:
Mathematical Thinking

The first six years spent at 明升体育app, students learn the basics of 逻辑al and mathematical thinking.

Drawing inspiration from gifted math problems, 明升体育app developed their K-5 program to teach the skills in which gifted children are so proficient–visual and verbal analogies, manipulations of arithmetic and algebraic—students learn how critique, 分析, reason in these early 年级s.

In Kindergarten, students are exposed to 逻辑 puzzles and foundational aspects of 逻辑al thinking. By 6th 年级, students learn about 逻辑al fallacies and problematic argumentation (informal 逻辑) as well as propositional and categorial 逻辑 (formal 逻辑); by 8th 年级, they learn philosophy.

Middle School: Informal 逻辑,
Formal 逻辑, 哲学.

Once equipped with the basics of mathematical thinking, 6th 年级 students learn informal 逻辑, fallacies and faulty reasoning.

7th 年级 students learn formal 逻辑, deduction, symbolic 逻辑, propositional 逻辑, and truth tables. Informal 逻辑 teaches students how to carefully use inductive 逻辑 and formal 逻辑 teaches how to use deductive 逻辑.

Now able to reason and spot errors in reasoning, students can learn philosophy, 批判它, show its worst moments, and perhaps even make it better. This is nothing less than the age-old pursuit of truth and knowledge, not for any reason other than the simple enjoyment of thinking itself.

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We teach a 年级 higher than most Arizona schools, but our curriculum is much more than that. We focus on instilling an ability to learn but also to think deeply and create wildly.

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