# Multiple Intelligences Gone Wild

Eight maybe Nine Kinds of Learning Styles: examples or are they?

Learning Style |
Think |
Activities do they match and would they encourage or motivate learning or would students think they are boring or insulting? |
Examples: |

Linguistic |
in words |
Have students write sentences for multiplication facts. |
Example: Sally six ate seven limes and had a stomach ache for forty-two days. |

Logical-Mathematical |
by reasoning |
Have students construct a concrete representation for a concept or process in mathematics. Have students write a song about a concept or process in mathematics. |
Example: Have students construct multiplication bean papers. For example write 3X4 = 12 on the board and explain that multiplication is simply repeated addition. Have them put three large circles on with four bean's in each circle. Then count the bean's and write 3 X 4 = 12. Glue the beans to the paper... Example:
musical or mathematical? song link - Mathematical Pi by Antoni "Ton" Chan |

Spatial/visual |
in images and pictures |
Have students pick a fact or two that they are having trouble with and draw a picture. |
Example: |

Bodily-Kinesthetic |
through body sensations |
Have students act out a problem, concept, process, ... |
Example: For four times five have the student repeat four and jump four times then say times five and finish by jumping to a total of 20 times. Example: Student writes a story and then creates a tableau (frozen stage setting with students as characters). Freeze or pose to act out a scene while another student reads a caption. [What how do you freeze or pose to act out?] Also suggests to have students discuss the skills to be a good freezer. Example: Multiplication baseball. Put the multiplication facts on cards with easier facts singles, harder doubles, and so one. Divide the class into... Then play ball. |

Musical |
via rhythms and melodies |
Have the students write a song about a concept, process, or generalization related to science or mathematics. |
Example: Is this musical iintelligence or science? Song link - Sounds of Friction by Antoni "Ton" Chan Example: Write a multiplication rap for the multiplication tables. Example: Buy a tape with the multiplication facts to music and play them everyday to help students learn them more easily. |

Interpersonal |
by communication with people, leading, negotiating |
Have students help each other. |
Example: Students with strong interpersonal skills can help the other students learn the multiplication tables individually. |

Intrapersonal |
internal, feelings, communication with themselves, intuitive, original |
Let them figure out how to do it themselves. They know best. |
Example:These students are good at finding ways of learning the multiplication tables on their own and at get frustrated at the business of group activities. [If they know how to learn it best, then why bother coming to school?] |

Naturalist |
understands the natural world, distinguishes objects and characteristics in the natural world: flora, fauna, animals, rocks, earth, environment and their interrelationships. |
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Existential |
understands a nature of existence, who are we, why we die, how we got here |