Math Analogies (Critical Thinking Co.)
Math lends itself nicely to analogous thinking; much of math is about finding patterns, seeing relationships, and problem-solving. Most analogy books concentrate just on relationships between words; these are unique in their application of analogy to all areas of math: number and operations; algebra; geometry; measurement; data analysis and probability. It's a different way of looking at and practicing vital math concepts while also working on logic and reasoning skills. Books are available at three levels, have 38 pages of exercises, and include an answer key at the back. Exercises are mostly pictorial and numeric - especially in the K-1 book - so very little reading is needed. Most children will find this an enjoyable way to combine logic and math skills; children who enjoy puzzles will appreciate them even more!