Mind Benders Level 5
Mind Benders Level 5 for grades 7-12+
When I was about ten years old, my parents, with their six daughters ages two to eleven, spent the summer driving a Dodge van from Panama to Oregon, then over to Michigan. Cars in those days did not have media centers, and if ours had a working radio or air conditioner, it was a well-guarded secret. But what we did have were several large tote bags of puzzle books. It was on this trip that I was first introduced to this absorbing type of puzzle. Mind Benders are deductive thinking puzzles that develop vital logic, reading comprehension, and mental organization skills necessary for solving real-life problems.
Identify Logical Associations
Your child will carefully analyze each Mind Benders story and its clues, identifying logical associations between people, places, and things. The key is to start with the most obvious associations, then deduce less obvious associations until everything finally fits together.
Includes step-by-step instructions and detailed answers. Levels spiral in difficulty within grade ranges
Author: Anita Harnadek
Black and White: Yes
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
Printed In: USA
Reproducible: Yes, for use within your own home or classroom. Not for any commercial entity or organization.
Awards and Endorsements:
Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted
Practical Homeschooling Logic Award
Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
Practical Homeschooling Software Award
Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award
Cathy Duffy Top 100 Award
Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching
The Well-Trained Mind Recommended Resource for Logic and Critical Thinking
My 14 yr old son really enjoyed working through this book and book 6. He would often do a couple at a time in book 5. These are great for everyone really whether gifted or not. The directions are easy to understand and the puzzles became increasingly more difficult at a good pace. Being able to figure them out was satisfying.
Mind Benders is a great way to improve a student's thinking skills. Clues are written in such a way as to require careful and logical thinking in order to solve the puzzles. This book is both challenging and enjoyable!
My 11 year old daughter is an accelerated learner. Math and science concepts come very easy for her. She has always been very inquisitive about why things are the way they are. She loves the Mind Bender puzzles and looks forward to completing one every day after she finishes her school work. We will definitely be purchasing the book 6 as a supplement for the next school year!
Great book I use it as part of the gifted curriculum for my children
I have very fond memories of doing mind benders (way!) back when I was in fourth grade. I've thought about how much my kids would like them but hadn't seen them anywhere. I should have known that Timberdoodle would be the place to find them! These are like story problems on steroids. A simple story with multiple characters and options encourages logical thinking as a process of elimination is used to match and create a story. It is fun to be stumped and to work together as a family to find the solution. Each time we finish a book, the kids beg for another! A great math/comprehension supplement.