Bob Valiant, 21 March 2004
Thinking Skill Emphasized: ANALYSIS
One aspect of analysis is to identify essential properties of a concept.
One aspect of analysis is to identify essential properties of a concept. For example, when we picture the concept “chair” in our brain we must have an idea of the essential properties of a thing before it can be called a chair. Before you call something a chair it must have a surface to sit on and have some sort of backrest. In this exercise you are asked to analyze a set of concepts to identify their essential properties. Remember, these properties must be common to ALL examples of each concept.
THING………………ESSENTIAL PROPERTIES OF THE CONCEPT
Grade Level Range: Middle school – High school
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