Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural with Answers

Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural with Answers

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ISBN: 9781601441584
Grades: 7-12

Publisher Description:

This engaging 288-page book develops critical thinking skills necessary for success in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and standardized tests in Grades 7-12+. The Building Thinking Skills® series is the bestselling thinking skills program in the world! The engaging, highly-effective activities are developmentally sequenced. Each skill (for example, classifying) is presented in the semi-concrete figural-spatial form and in the abstract verbal form in this book's companion Building Thinking Skills® Level 3 Verbal. Students also learn important academic vocabulary, concepts, and skills as they analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects and words by:

  • Observing, recognizing, and describing characteristics
  • Distinguishing similarities and differences
  • Identifying and completing sequences, classifications, and analogies

These processes help students develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects.

LEVEL 3 FIGURAL

  • Describing shapes
  • Figures: compare / describe / copy / enlarge / divide
  • Diagrams: overlapping classes / Venn / branching / cycle
  • Mental pattern folding / symmetry
  • Directionality / Position in space
  • Mental rotation / reflection / tumbling / stacking / folding of 2-D objects
  • Congruence / area / volume
  • Analogies: size / color / orientation / detail
  • Visual motor integration and memory
  • Use of graphic organizers
  • Symmetry / Tessellation of solids

Teaching Support

Activities are modeled to reinforce skills and concepts. An answer guide is now included, however, a separate Instruction/Answer Guide is also available but is not required. The optional teaching guide includes objectives and focus questions that reinforce analytical skills. See components sold separately above for ordering information about the separate, optional Instruction/Answer Guide.

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
12
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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My eighth grader is going to public school this year. Critical thinking skills seem to be one thing kids are sorely lacking these days. My kids have always done the Building Thinking Skills books over the years in our homeschool and I will be adding this book to my daughter's daily school assignments because I really don't want to see her fall short in this area. They are quick and can be completed in 10 min. per day.
Brenda M on Jan 27, 2022
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
My eighth grader is going to public school this year. Critical thinking skills seem to be one thing kids are sorely lacking these days. My kids have always done the Building Thinking Skills books over the years in our homeschool and I will be adding this book to my daughter's daily school assignments because I really don't want to see her fall short in this area. They are quick and can be completed in 10 min. per day.
Brenda M on Jan 27, 2022
We have been using Book 2 and my son has enjoyed and learned a lot, so we are moving on to Book 3
Daniel R on Nov 15, 2021
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
We have been using Book 2 and my son has enjoyed and learned a lot, so we are moving on to Book 3
Daniel R on Nov 15, 2021
Used them with my older students and love it
Christy W on Jul 1, 2020
Is this book (verbal) superior to the level 3 figural book for a student who is more interested in Literature/Writing?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2021
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural with Answers
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural with Answers
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal with Answers
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal with Answers
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it would probably be more interesting for s Literature/Writing student although the skills in both books are helpful for students.
What is the difference between the book 3 verbal and the book 3 figural?
A shopper on Jul 6, 2021
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural with Answers
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural with Answers
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal with Answers
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal with Answers
BEST ANSWER: LEVEL 3 FIGURAL (Grades 7-12+)
Figural-Spatial Skills

Describing shapes
Figures: compare/describe/copy/enlarge/divide
Diagrams: overlapping classes/Venn/branching/cycle
Mental pattern folding/symmetry
Directionality/Position in space
Mental rotation/reflection/tumbling/stacking/folding of 2-D objects
Congruence/area/volume
Analogies: size/color/orientation/detail
Visual motor integration and memory
Use of graphic organizers
Symmetry/Tessellation of solids
LEVEL 3 VERBAL (Grades 7-12+)
Verbal Skills

Spelling/Vocabulary/Writing: describing things and words
Following and writing 1-, 2-, and 3-step directions
Antonyms/synonyms
Analogies: kind of/part of/used to/association/action
Deductive/Inductive reasoning
Parts of a whole
Map reading
Writing directions
Logic: if-then/yes-no/true-false
Orientation: person/place/time
Auditory memory
Language acquisition
Denotation and connotation/degree of meaning
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