These thinking skills books are among our favorites because of their tremendous scope. They develop four basic analytical skills (similarities/differences, sequences, classification, and analogies) through figural and verbal problems.
In addition, there are problems dealing with deductive reasoning, map skills, Venn diagrams, mental manipulation of two-dimensional objects, and much more.
Studies have shown that students using these books have significantly raised their national test scores in both content and cognitive tests! What's more, these books are never dull!
Assign 9 pages a week to complete this book in a year, or 4-5 pages a week and finish it in 2 years
Building Thinking Skills Book 1 includes answers, objectives, and focus questions. Answers are located in the back of this book.
Publisher's Information Authors: Sandra Parks, Howard Black Pages: 364 Activities: 1,072 Black & White: Yes Binding: Paperback Copyright: 2006 ISBN: 978-1-60144-149-2 Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co™ Printed In: USA Consumable: Yes Reproducible: Yes, for one home or classroom. Faith-Based: No
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review by the Flanders Family
”The workbooks are designed to be consumable, but I’ve always preferred to sit with a child on either side of me and work through the exercises together — at least for the beginning books. They think through each problem and take turns pointing to the correct answer.”