Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural with Answers

Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural with Answers

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ISBN: 9781601441584
Grades: 7-10

Category Description for Building Thinking Skills Book 3:

May be used earlier with students completing previous level. Activities are reviewed and have "branched" into additional skills and more sophistication, so much so that verbal and figural skills are now separated into different books. A very brief sampling of included skills: deductive reasoning, denotation and connotations, following and writing directions, time, degree of meaning, cause-and-effect words, flowcharting and scheduling, Venn and branching diagrams, congruence, area, volume, and rotation and reflection of two and three dimensional objects. Student books now include an answer key (but no teaching helps). An optional PDF version of the Teacher Guide is available separately, which contains the answer key plus a teaching guide (objectives, focus questions, teaching helps).




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
Logic
Grade Start
7
Grade End
10
ISBN
9781601441584
Author
Sandra Parks
Format
Paperback Book
Brand Name
Critical Thinking Company
Weight
2.05 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 1.0"
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We have used Building Thinking Skills for over 20 years and would not dream of leaving it out of our curriculum for our younger kids. I am convinced it has helped to "round out" our kids' thinking and problem solving abilities.
User on Sep 3, 2020
Fun way to incorporate Critical Thinking into daily school work
Penni C on Jun 2, 2020
We have used Building Thinking Skills for over 20 years and would not dream of leaving it out of our curriculum for our younger kids. I am convinced it has helped to "round out" our kids' thinking and problem solving abilities.
User on Sep 3, 2020
Used them with my older students and love it
Christy W on Jul 1, 2020
Fun way to incorporate Critical Thinking into daily school work
Penni C on Jun 2, 2020
Used this with my own kids and now use it in public school :))
Sue M on Aug 9, 2019
I have successfully used this with an older child.
Heidi B on Jul 31, 2019
Daughter wants to work on critical thinking skills in math in preparation for standardized tests. Critical thinking company has been challenging for us in the past and we like the brain work.
Tracy B on May 18, 2017
I want my children to be able to think critically in everyday life situations.
Mark G on Nov 19, 2016
Need to work on thinking skills
Anita B on Feb 3, 2016
Used them with my older students and love it
Christy W on Jul 1, 2020
Used this with my own kids and now use it in public school :))
Sue M on Aug 9, 2019
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