Building Thinking Skills Book 1 with Answers

Building Thinking Skills Book 1 with Answers

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Item #: 003347
ISBN: 9781601441492
Grades: 2-4

Category Description for Building Thinking Skills Book 1:

Use after completion of Primary book or as soon as children can read (or you can read directions to them). Strictly pencil and paper activities here with practice in such things as identifying figural and verbal similarities and differences, sequencing, classifying, developing analogies, following directions and logical connectives (AND, OR). Answers included. 363 pgs. Revised in 2006.

An optional Teacher CD is also available. It contains the full text of the Teacher's Edition in PDF format. Although answers are already included in the worktext, the Teacher CD also features objectives, focus questions and additional background information for the teacher.

The software version features the same activities in an interactive format. There are 10 levels of activities, and players can choose from "mission" mode where they complete activities in order or "practice" mode for review. Approximately 40 activities are included in the software, with over 800 questions in all. Instructions are both spoken and written. System requirements: Windows 98/NT/Me/2000/XP/Vista or Mac OS X (10.3+), PowerPC. 128 MB RAM for either.

Category Description for Building Thinking Skills:

This is a very complete thinking skills program, covering all of the figural and verbal skills your children are likely to see on a standardized test. The publisher, Critical Thinking Press, states that Building Thinking Skills is "designed to significantly improve verbal and figural skills in four important areas: similarities and differences, sequences, classifications, and analogies. Proficiency in these skills is the cornerstone of success in all academic areas, on standardized tests, and on college entrance exams." They have scads of testimonials documenting the correlation between use of this series and increased test scores. We have no doubt that all the practice you get in using this series would, indeed, improve test scores. More importantly, many of the specific skills practiced here also have application in different professions. Other skills would seem to generally improve your ability to "see things" in different ways or train your mind to stretch in different directions.

The broader goals of this series are translated into specific skills and exercises within these areas. Learning is spiral within skills, within books, and between levels. That is, exercises progress in sophistication and scope within each book, and from level to level. This translates into several hefty worktexts full of practice exercises that children actually enjoy doing! Except for the Primary level, students can work pretty much on their own, proceeding as quickly through the series as they're able. If you're starting an older child in the series, however, use the suggested grade levels for proper placement. Teacher's manuals contain lesson plans and solutions. If you want to be able to correct exercises quickly, or feel some exercises need explanation, you'll want these.

Primary Subject
Grade Start
Grade End
Book, Other
Elementary/High School
Sandra Parks
Paperback Book
Brand Name
Critical Thinking Company
2.7 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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It was highly recommended.
xena2027 on Feb 28, 2021
As extra practice
Danielle B on Aug 4, 2020
It was highly recommended.
xena2027 on Feb 28, 2021
I desire to teach my children to think critically from a young age so that they can face the world more confidently as adults.
Sarah G on Jan 8, 2021
As extra practice
Danielle B on Aug 4, 2020
It's great!
Leslie F on Jul 18, 2019
Chosen as an early introduction into logic.
Savannah P on Apr 22, 2019
Intro to teaching Logic and thinking skills to a 7 year old 3rd grader
Candice B on Dec 28, 2018
This looks awesome. It looks like it really makes the child think.
Melissa C on Oct 8, 2018
The other mom's suggestion.
Fei L on Jun 1, 2018
Our children love logic games and things that make them think. I want to use the next books in succession so that they will be ready for Logic In 100 Minutes and The Thinking Tool Box in High School.
Denise H on May 17, 2018
Loved it before
scott w on Mar 26, 2018
My son enjoyed the books
Megan L on Mar 11, 2018
used with a previous student
Karen T on Jan 31, 2018
timber doodle
Sally H on Jan 4, 2018
Based on the recommendations of "The Well-Trained Mind".
Chenchen M on Jul 5, 2017
I ordered this to help prep my son for future study in former logic.
Lori M on Jul 4, 2017
My daughter finished the previous book in this serious so I am having her move on to the next book.
Jennifer M on Jan 5, 2017
used it years ago and was recommended by your company and liked it
Michael O on Sep 30, 2016
great price
Nadia K on Aug 16, 2016
Critical Thinking Co. offers amazing curriculum and we believe this book is "critical" to our children's education. I wished I had this kind of education when I was in public school, 20-25 years ago.
Jessica M on May 28, 2016
my son loves figuring out puzzles and patterns
Rebecca Miller on May 23, 2016
helps kidos think......which is unusual these days
Cynthia S on Apr 8, 2016
To build Critical Thinking
Brandie S on Mar 1, 2016
I desire to teach my children to think critically from a young age so that they can face the world more confidently as adults.
Sarah G on Jan 8, 2021
It's great!
Leslie F on Jul 18, 2019
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