Mind Benders Book 5 (Deductive Thinking Skills)

Mind Benders Book 5 (Deductive Thinking Skills)

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ISBN: 9781601443052
Grades: 7-12

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Deductive reasoning at its finest. Mind Benders books help students (and adults) learn and practice deductive reasoning as they are presented with clues to unravel and organize in order to reach logical conclusions. Becoming proficient in deductive reasoning will not only improve standardized test scores, but will help sharpen reasoning ability in all curriculum areas and in real life situations. As a child, I particularly enjoyed working these clue-and-grid type problems and consumed puzzle books full of them just for fun. I never gave a thought to their educational value. But perhaps it's no coincidence that I ended up a computer systems consultant..... Anyone doing Mind Benders for the first time should begin in the Verbal or Book 3 level to learn the deductive reasoning process before trying the more challenging levels. The original books are leveled A1-C3, and were out of print, but some levels are now available again. These original titles contained in one book. Where the original levels had 14 puzzles per book, most of the new versions include about 25-26. Surprisingly, the new books are about the same size (and similar price!), perhaps because they have condensed each puzzle onto one page where originally the clues were on one page and the grid on the other. Puzzles spiral slightly within each level and solutions are included in the books. For each new level below, we have noted the old versions included in parentheses.

Although Mind Benders Verbal is considered the introductory book in the Mind Benders series, Critical Thinking also provides two Beginner Levels (Books 1 and 2) which introduce deductive thinking in the format of the grid puzzle. While the Verbal includes questions like “Skip likes cake better than pie. He likes ice cream better than cake. What conclusion follows from this?” that guide the student to use their deductive reasoning skills, no clue and grid puzzles are included in this book. Instead, Verbal contains 100 brief exercises that introduce younger students to the critical thinking process. Books 1 and 2 each feature an instructional page at the beginning that demonstrates how to use a grid chart, and the grid puzzles that follow utilize pictures and simple words wherever possible so beginning readers aren’t more frustrated by the sentences than they are by the puzzles. Answer keys are included.




Primary Subject
Logic
Grade Start
7
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781601443052
Format
Saddle Stitched Book
Brand Name
Critical Thinking Company
Weight
0.4 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.25"
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Working with high schoolers requires more innovative ways to build critical thinking skills. This looks like an idea workbook for that reason.
Rosalyn H on Feb 3, 2021
On our curriculum list
Febe K on Sep 15, 2020
Working with high schoolers requires more innovative ways to build critical thinking skills. This looks like an idea workbook for that reason.
Rosalyn H on Feb 3, 2021
My daughter loved these and now want to do some with my son. It developed her reasoning and logic skills which are helping her succeed in college.
Jennifer H on Nov 19, 2020
On our curriculum list
Febe K on Sep 15, 2020
We have used the lower levels and the kids really enjoyed them and I think it helped them to think in a different way.
Riley M on Jul 21, 2020
I chose this book to add a fun component during our Morning Time.
AMANDA on May 12, 2020
I first saw Mind Benders recommended in "The Well-trained Mind." My daughter has enjoyed doing them - they make her think!
Drina E on Jul 27, 2018
My kids like them.
Tim Maria R on May 21, 2018
enjoy these as a mini break between lessons
Edith S on Apr 10, 2018
We are almost done with our regular school curriculum for the year, so this is a great supplement to finish out the year.
Karen M on Mar 8, 2018
critical thinking skill booster for my 9 y/o
Kim F on Feb 22, 2018
We have completed books 3 and 4 and are continuing on with them as we are pleased with the results so far.
User on Nov 30, 2017
We did Book 3 and 4, loved them and wanted more.
Felicia P on Dec 22, 2016
well trained mind recommended
Christine B on Sep 24, 2016
Looks like a good way to practice thinking skills
Kim C on Aug 30, 2016
My daughter requested it!
User on Aug 3, 2016
Required by school
Wendy L on Jul 25, 2016
A great logic problems workbook!
Kristina H on Jul 12, 2016
We did Mind Benders last year and wanted more.
Ronald H on Jul 5, 2016
My daughter loves doing mind benders, and I have enjoyed seeing her reasoning skills grow!
Donald C on Feb 12, 2016
We love these books. We have worked our way through them and I have seen a huge growth in my children's deductive reasoning skills. LOVE these books!
Jennifer D on Nov 20, 2015
My daughter loved these and now want to do some with my son. It developed her reasoning and logic skills which are helping her succeed in college.
Jennifer H on Nov 19, 2020
We have used the lower levels and the kids really enjoyed them and I think it helped them to think in a different way.
Riley M on Jul 21, 2020
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