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. 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. On this trip, I was first introduced to this absorbing type of puzzle. These deductive thinking puzzles, Mind Benders, develop vital logic, reading comprehension, and mental organization skills necessary for solving real-life problems.
Levels spiral in difficulty within grade ranges. 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.
Prepares your child for testing! Develops reading comprehension, logic, and problem solving.
New version offers twice as many activities! Mind Benders Book 4 is composed of activities from the old Mind Benders A3 and A4 books.
Publisher's Information Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co™ Author: Anita Harnadek Age Recommendation: 8 - 11 Grade Recommendation: 3rd - 6th Faith-Based: No Consumable: Yes (can be reproduced in your own home or classroom, but not for any commercial entity or organization) Pages: 40 Activities: 33 ISBN: 9781601443045 Format: Softcover Copyright: 2011 Made in: USA
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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