Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal

Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal

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Typically counted as 1 credit for high school students.

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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!

Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal's activities are sequenced developmentally. 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.

    Considered to be a full credit if both Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural and Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal are completed. This book alone is considered to be only 1/2 credit (1/2 year or 1 semester).

    Answers are located in the back of this book.

    Publisher's Information
    Authors: Sandra Parks, Howard Black
    Activities: 350
    Black & White:
    Binding: Paperback
    The Critical Thinking Co
    Printed In:
    Yes, for one home or classroom
    Typical High School Credits Earned: 1 credit critical thinking
    Faith-Based: No

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    Critical Thinking Press~Review by My Life on a Taffy Pull

    review by My Life on a Taffy Pull

    "She’s been working through it now for a couple weeks and her honest opinion is that it’s 'a little boring.' When I was asking her why I realized that book is divided into sections with the same sorts of activities, so it wasn’t that it was boring per se, it was that she was doing the same type of thinking skill each day. To make things more interesting I suggested she move around a little in the book to keep things fresh and exciting. That did the trick!"

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    Critical Thinking Press~Review by the Flanders Family

    review by the Flanders Family

    "The books use both figural and verbal problems to develop four important analytical skills: recognizing similarities/differences, completing sequences, developing classification skills, and understanding analogies. The further you go in the series, the more detailed and complex the exercises become."

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 15 reviews
    Linda G.
    Great little exercises

    I have my daughter do this 3-5 days a week, but each exercise is so short she can do 3-5 pages in a single day if she wants to. I love this because she gets these skills sharpened but in little exercises. I plan on using this in probably 2 years worth of school.

    Elaine B.

    This covers so many conversational skills and thinking.

    Simple to use

    Very nice . Fun to use as a part of learning .my child enjoys it .

    Good logic

    Good stretching exercises for the mind. Building a solid logic base.

    Kisha R.
    Love it

    My kids love this series of critical thinking books. It is the perfect blend of fun and challenging.