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Multiple Intelligences Pie Chart

Intrapersonal Linguistic

Musical Visual-Spatial
Music-Smart Picture-Smart

Interpersonal Bodily-Kinesthetic
People-Smart Body-Smart

Logical Math Naturalist

Logic-Smart Outdoor-Smart
Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences

Intelligence Type Products

• Written essays
• Vocabulary quizzes
Verbal/Linguistic • Recall of verbal information
This intelligence, which is related to words • Audiocassette recordings
and language – written and spoken – • Poetry writing
dominates most Western educational • Linguistic humor
• Formal speech
systems. • Cognitive debates
• Listening and reporting
Language Arts-Based Assessment • Learning logs and journals

• Cognitive organizers
• Higher-order reasoning
Logical-Mathematical • Pattern games
Often called scientific thinking, this • Outlining
intelligence deals with inductive and • Logic and rationality exercises
deductive thinking/reasoning, numbers and • Mental menus and formulas
• Deductive reasoning
the recognition of abstract patterns. • Inductive reasoning
• Calculation processes
Cognitive Patterns-Based Assessment • Logical analysis and critique
• Murals and montages
• Graphic representation and visual
Visual/Spatial illustrating
This intelligence, which relies on the sense • Visualization and imagination
of sight and being able to visualize an • Reading, understanding, and creating maps
object, includes the ability to create internal • Flowcharts and graphs
• Sculpting and building
mental images and pictures. • Imaginary conversations
• Mind mapping
Imaginable-Based Assessment Instruments • Video recording and photography
• Manipulative demonstrations

• Creating concept songs and raps

• Illustrating with sound
Musical/Rhythmic • Discerning rhythmic patterns
This intelligence is based on the • Composing music
recognition of tonal patterns, including • Linking music and rhythm with concepts
various environmental sounds, and on a orchestrating music
• Creating percussion patterns
sensitivity to rhythm and beats. • Analyzing musical structure
• Reproducing musical and rhythmic patterns
Auditory-Based Assessment Instruments
Intelligence Type Products
• Lab experiments
• Dramatization
Bodily/Kinesthetic • Original and classical dance
This intelligence is related to physical • Charades and mimes impersonations
movement and the knowing and wisdom of • Invention projects
the body, including the brain’s motor • Physical exercise routines and games
• Skill demonstrations
cortex, which controls bodily motion. • Illustrations using body language and
Performance-Based Assessment
• Group “jigsaws”
• Explaining to or teaching another
Interpersonal • “think-pair-share”
• “round robin”
This intelligence operates primarily • Giving and receiving feedback
through person-to-person relationships and • Interviews, questionnaires, and people
communication. • Empathic processing
• Random group quizzes
Relational-Based Assessment Instruments • Assess your teammates
• Test, coach, and retest
• Autobiographical reporting
• Personal application scenarios
Intrapersonal • Meta-cognitive surveys and questionnaires
• Higher-order questions and answers
This intelligence relates to inner states of • Concentration tests
being, self-reflection, meta-cognition • Feelings, diaries and logs
(thinking about thinking), and awareness of • Personal projection
• Self-identification reporting
spiritual realities. • Personal history correlation
• Personal priorities and goals
Psychological-Based Assessment
• Hands-on labs/demonstrations
• Species/natural pattern classification
Naturalist • Nature encounters/ field trips
• Nature observations
This intelligence deals with the recognition, • Care for plants and animals
appreciation, and understanding of the flora • Sensory stimulation exercises
• Conservation practices
and fauna of the natural world. • Archetypal pattern recognition
• Natural world simulations
Environment-Based Assessment
Websites for Multiple Intelligence (MI)

Dr. Thomas Armstrong

InFED. Org
Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences

Education World: the Educator’s Best Friend

New Horizons for Learning

Multiple Intelligences
numerous articles and information concerning MI

Birmingham Grid for Learning

Multiple Intelligences
Inventory / MI Quiz to identify one’s MI

Learning Technology Center