The Thinking Toolbox is destined to be one of those rare must-have books for all homes where thinking skills are prized. The same brothers who wrote the widely popular The Fallacy Detective have taken another intimidating topic and brought it down to earth.
The Thinking Toolbox describes the different tools you can use for various thinking tasks to solve thinking problems. Written for students who want to learn logic and critical thinking skills, The Thinking Toolbox has lessons and exercises and an answer key in the back. Some of the lessons covered are
When it is dumb to argue
Using the scientific method
Five rules of brainstorming
Who has a reason to lie?
How to analyze opposing viewpoints
How to analyze evidence and sources
How to list reasons why you believe something
The Thinking Toolbox was written with the teen in mind, but I didn't hesitate to use it with our eleven-year-old. The humorous illustrations give this book a friendly feel. The concepts are vital and could easily be within most preteens' grasp with discussion.
There are 35 lessons to complete - one per week will keep your student on track to finish in an academic year.
Introductory - teaches skills you can use right away
Over 60 cartoon illustrations by Richard LaPierre
Publisher's Information Author: Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn Pages: 237 Binding: Softcover Copyright: 2005 ISBN: 9780974531510 Publisher: Christian Logic Made In: USA Consumable: No Faith-Based: Yes
Awards and Endorsements: First Place in the Logic category of the 2012 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards