Critical And Creative 6
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The relationship between critical and creative thought can be misunderstood. But in fact, profound thinking requires both imagination and intellectual ideas. To produce excellence in thinking we need to engage our children in a curriculum that overlaps the logical and the imaginative sides of thinking.
Critical & Creative Thinking Activities' forty-six theme-based units will give your child lots of practice thinking in a variety of ways. From brain teasers and logic puzzles to mazes, Venn diagrams, and secret codes, Critical & Creative Thinking Activities has a wealth of mind-boggling activities that your child will enjoy.
Logical Thinking, Problem Solving...
Exercises include thinking fluency, originality, generalizing, patterning, and problem solving. Every lesson is based on grade-appropriate themes and is correlated to state standards. Published by a secular company, Critical & Creative Thinking Activities may include a unit or two that might not be appropriate for all families. Imagination and reason function best in tandem, and Critical & Creative Thinking Activities delivers just that.
Author: Rachel Lynette
Number of Pages: 142
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Made In: USA
Reproducible: Yes, for a single classroom/family
With respect to the other reviewers, I'm going to be somewhat contrarian with this review. I did not like this book. It just seemed like busy puzzle work for a 6th grader. About a 20% of the problems/answers are free response which take more time to grade, 20% are anagrams or variations of anagrams and another 20% codings puzzles. There is no noticeable progression of skills or exercises. After 4-5 lessons it just seemed repetitive, and my kids hated it; it was pure drudgery for them. Ultimately, I could not see an improvement in cognitive or intuitive skills with this book. Combine this with the the fun factor of zero merits my two stars review. Again, this is contrarian as it gets a lot of positive reviews, but I can't recommend it.
Fun but also educational. Great workbook for critical thinking.
Some days this was overwhelming, but overall it’s not bad
I like the variety of the activities this book offers.
I am a fan of anything that makes my children think and this book does just that. My children have mixed feelings about this book. I have found that they really enjoy the creativity in some of the exercises and although they do complain about some of the more challenging ones, that is fine with me because I know it is requiring them to think! This book definitely encourages thinking outside the box and it covers a wide variety of subjects.