Logic and Mathematical Reasoning

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSBP1BB0164

Course Description:The course ‘Logic and Mathematical Reasoning’ enables students to student to apply and logical thinking skills, an understanding of numbers, to various real-world applications. They will improve their reasoning skills as required by them in fulfilling their individual and organisational goals. The course exposes the students to ‘logical tools’ and ‘quantitative reasoning methods’ and enable them to apply these logical strategies in business decision making.


  • The objectives of the course are to:
  • Explore and apply key concepts in logical thinking to business problems.
  • Enable students to critically analyze material (information) to order to evaluate evidence, construct reasoned arguments, and communicate inferences and conclusions.
  • Solve and devise solutions to a range of elementary real-world problems in mathematics

Expected Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and re-construct arguments in articles, news, editorials, advertisements etc.
  • Evaluate both deductive and inductive arguments, and identify fallacies in argumentative discourse
  • Make sound arguments based on mathematical reasoning and/or careful analysis of data.
  • Effectively communicate the substance and meaning of mathematical problems and solutions.

Assessment Pattern (Tentative)


Problem Solving Exercises


Self Reflection Notes on the Class Activities


End Term Exam


Suggested Readings

  • Allen, M. (2004). Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing (2nd edition). Oxford University Press.
  • Kelley, D. (2013). The Art of Reasoning: An Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking, 4th Edition. WW Norton & Co
  • Sharma, J.K. (2019). Business Mathematics, 3rd Edition. Wiley.