Typically counted as 1 credit for high school students when used in combination with Building Thinking Skills Book 3 - Verbal.
Building Thinking Skills book 3 - Figural
These thinking skills books are among our favorites because of their tremendous scope. In this edition, they develop four basic analytical skills (similarities/differences, sequences, classification, and analogies) through figural problems only. 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 content and cognitive tests! What's more, these books are never dull!
Completing eight pages per week will let you finish Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural in an academic year.
Each skill (for example, classifying) is presented first in the semi-concrete figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form. Children learn to analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects and words as they:
Observe, recognize, and describe characteristics.
Distinguish similarities and differences.
Identify and complete sequences, classifications, and analogies.
These processes help children develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects.
Publisher's Information Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co™ Authors: Sandra Parks & Howard Black Age Recommendation: Grade Recommendation: Faith-Based: No Consumable: Yes (can be reproduced in your own home or classroom, but not for any commercial entity or organization) Pages: Activities: ISBN: Format: Softcover Copyright: 2007 Made in: USA
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review by the Flanders Family
”I can’t help but think all that practice on figural problems helped when it came time for our two dentists to take their DATs! The exercises in the verbal volume of Book 3 are great prep for the SAT, as well.”