The Thinking Toolbox
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Written by Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn, the same young men who wrote the widely popular The Fallacy Detective, The Thinking Toolbox is destined to be one of those rare must-have books for all homes where thinking skills are prized.
Covers Valuable Topics
Lessons cover (1) When it is dumb to argue, (2) Using the scientific method, (3) Five rules of brainstorming, (4) Who has a reason to lie? (5) How to analyze opposing viewpoints, (6) How to analyze evidence and sources, (7) How to list reasons why you believe something, and much more.
Humorous and Down to Earth
Once again these brothers have taken what could be an intimidating topic and brought it down to earth. The humorous illustrations give this book a friendly feel. It was written with the teen in mind, but I didn't hesitate to use this with our then eleven-year-old. The concepts are vital and with discussion could easily be within most preteens' grasp.
View a sample lesson here.
Author: Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn
Publisher: Christian Logic
Made In: USA
Awards and Endorsements:
First Place in the Logic category of the 2012 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards
This book is right up my 11 year old son's sleeve. He practically read thru the book before I had a chance to look at it. He is a deep thinker and loves all things analytical, logical, and debatable. This book feeds his appetite in the truest sense.
I enjoyed this book so much that we do it as a family rather than just for my 7th grader! There are always lots of laughs and my kids look forward to "Thinking Toolbox" days!
He looks forward to reading it.
We used the Fallacy detective, and my kids loved it. When we started the Thinking Toolbox, I noticed that it was a bit different. It's not about fallacies at all, but really about developing thinking and analyzing skills. These are things we cannot afford to take for granted, as they are becoming more and more rare in our society. I am so glad we are using this book!
Our children belong to a debate club and this course has been very useful in helping them think logically. We highly recommend it.