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Family and Order

Tonight I learned more about classification, specifically Family and Order. This is in continuation of the book Basic Arithmetic which I started last week, part of the FUNDAEC course on Preparation for Social Action. Family is a higher level classification than genus, i.e. it is a superset of genara. The idea is that some genara […]

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Species and Genus

Tonight we went through the next two chapters of Basic Arithmetic (see Ability to Classify for the previous two).¬† We were confronted with the question, how do we group animals together? The style of the exercises forces one to such a conclusion, as they first try to get us to group animals together without knowledge […]

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The ability to classify things

I just completed the first two chapters of the unit “Classification”. This forms part of the entry-level text Basic Arithmetic, part of the educational program Preparation for Social Action (PSA)¬†from FUNDAEC. According to the instructions for the tutor, this unit provides students with the opportunity to develop further the fundamental capability of classifying things. Why […]

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