Fluid Reasoning (Gf)


The ability to use and engage in various mental operations when faced with a relatively novel task that cannot be performed automatically.  This broad area of cognitive processing involves the ability to use inductive and deductive reasoning to find commonalities and differences, form concepts, generate rules and apply rules to solve novel problems.
Recommendations for Accommodations
  • Make meaningful associations by using graphic organizers to help arrange the infomation conceptually and link new information to known information.
  • Teach student to compare new concepts to previously learned concepts using analogies, metaphors, or similes.
  • Teach metacognitive and problem-solving strategies.
  • Use teacher demonstrations with think-aloud procedure followed by guided practice with feedback.
  • Use experiential learning.
  • Teach student to use self-questioning techniques, identify main ideas and themes, classify and categorize objects, attend to organizational cues, and implement strategies.