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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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