As the title of armstrong's book suggests, there are seven styles of learning-seven distinct intelligences. Verbal abilities and logic skills, which are so important to the traditional teaching of reading, writing, and arithmetic, are just two of these intelligences. Armstrong calls these "word smart" and "logic smart." The five other intelligences, according to MI researchers, are equally important. When we ignore them we are asking children to work against their own intelligence rather than with it. So, the question for teachers and parents is this: How do we match children's learning styles to what is being taught? Let's book at the ways children learn and some ideas about how to direct them.