Building Thinking Skills Book 1
Building Thinking Skills
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 both 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 raised their national test scores significantly in both content and cognitive tests! What's more, these books are never boring!
Answers are located in the back of this book.
Authors: Sandra Parks, Howard Black
Black & White: Yes
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co™
Printed In: USA
Reproducible: Yes, for one home or classroom.
Awards and Endorsements:
The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal for Excellence
Parent Tested, Parent Approved Winner's Seal
Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted
iParenting Media Award
Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval
Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
Dr. Toy 10 Best Software
Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award
Learning® Magazine Teacher's Choice Award
iParenting Media Excellent Products
Cathy Duffy Top 100 Award
Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products
Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching
The Well-Trained Mind Recommended Resource for Logic and Critical Thinking
2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - 3rd Place, Logic Category
Dr. Toy Best Classic Toy Award
Practical Homeschooling Magazine 2nd Place Reader Award
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine 1st Place 2012 Excellence in Education Award
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.”Read the Review
Definitely alot of assignments a week but it is great to get the mind thinking, problem solving and reasoning. A great addition to any curriculum.
I *almost* swapped this out of my custom kit but am so so glad I didn’t! It’s unlike anything I’ve seen before and challenges so many different types of thinking skills! My daughter loves it! Everything I’ve used from the Critical Thinking Co has been AWESOME. Thanks for introducing me to these resources!!
This book certainly builds thinking skills. Best part is my son likes working in this book. It’s a great way to start the school day.
The logic and reasoning involved is solid. My son is definitely using his critical thinking skills and making strides, but it feels like drudgery. There are many significantly more fun ways to learn these skills. I won’t buy another for my younger kids unless they are extremely work book oriented at this stage.
I like that this book gets him thinking but sometimes the details are so subtle that even I miss it. I’m going to keep using the book because it has good critical thinking exercises whether it’s from correcting the mistakes or when he gets it correct.