Thinking Toolbox

Thinking Toolbox

# 019773

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Item #: 019773
ISBN: 9780974531519
Grades: 7-AD

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Sequel to The Fallacy Detective, this is by the same authors. While the first book focuses on recognizing bad reasoning, this book offers thirty-five lessons for strengthening your reasoning skills. The chapters provide you with tools for thinking, tools for opposing viewpoints, and tools for science. Within these chapters, you'll find lessons on when not to argue, finding the premises and conclusion, determining primary or secondary sources, circumstantial evidence, keen observation, brainstorming, analyzing data, and much more. This book is formatted much like The Fallacy Detective, with plenty of clear examples throughout the lessons and lengthy exercises following each lesson. Answers included, 234 pgs. - Melissa

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Nathaniel & Hans Bluedorn
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Christian Logic
0.8 (lbs.)
9.0" x 6.5" x 0.5"
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did falacy det. last year and wanted to continue with the education these writers provided
Angie S on Jul 9, 2020
Using for High School logic class
Mary P on Jun 9, 2020
did falacy det. last year and wanted to continue with the education these writers provided
Angie S on Jul 9, 2020
as an elective
Marsha M on Jul 2, 2020
Using for High School logic class
Mary P on Jun 9, 2020
Need this for co-op. Looks like a great, useful book for all ages!
Brooke B on Jun 6, 2020
My son loves The Fallacy Detective. This is by the same author.
Amy S on May 3, 2020
Looks like a great book for teaching my child to think empirically
emily s on Sep 13, 2019
Pairing with Fallacy Detective for 1/2 credit for high school into to logic.
Jeannie S on Aug 30, 2019
friend recommended it
Denise R on Aug 8, 2019
use for 9th grade elective along with The Fallacy Detective
Rachel F on Jul 24, 2019
The Fallacy Detective by the same authors was an excellent and a gentle introduction to Reasoning.
Amy R on Jul 11, 2019
I chose this as a recommended logic elective for my 9th grader.
Missy W on Jun 30, 2019
We finished The Fallacy Detective this past year. Looking forward to taking another step deeper into logic.
Laura S on Jun 22, 2019
The kids and I loved the first book and are looking forward to reading this one over the summer.
Jennifer G on Apr 16, 2019
My high school student loved reading this book as part of her logic course. The chapters were quick and easy to understand. Purchasing again for a sibling.
User on Sep 10, 2018
Homeschool co-op class
Eileen C on Aug 13, 2018
Lindz P on Jul 26, 2018
Best price for this fun book on logic
Kirstin C on Jul 16, 2018
This is recommended by My Father's World when studying logic
Robin L on Jul 5, 2018
We enjoyed the Fallacy Detective.
Louise I on May 18, 2018
Heard good things
Kristi R on May 8, 2018
Homeschool study of logic.
Michelle B on Feb 23, 2018
required for homeschool co-op Logic class
Susan R on Feb 5, 2018
8th Grade student completed “The Fallacy Detective” and really enjoyed it.
Lisa C on Nov 27, 2017
I like the other books in the series
Christine F on Sep 4, 2017
Learning logic is great. This author has a way with words that seem to stick in the most illogical of minds.
Kent J on Aug 31, 2017
I picked this for an elective credit in our homeschool.
Joelia D on Aug 28, 2017
To make my children more critical thinkers.
Jodi H on Aug 15, 2017
This would be my daughter's first critical thinking book and I liked how it made it a bit more fun and engaging. Some of the others were very serious and may have initially alienated her more.
Tammy S on Aug 14, 2017
thought it would be fun!
steve m on Aug 7, 2017
Easy to use logic book. Funny.
Spencer E on Jul 23, 2017
To be used in Classical Conversations Challenge A
Marie C on Jul 5, 2017
We have have and like, the Fallacy Detective.
CHARISSA P on Jun 14, 2017
Our 14 year old son has greatly enjoyed "The Fallacy Detective", so we expect he will enjoy this book by the same authors.
Donnita D on May 25, 2017
Logic lessons
Robyn T on Apr 13, 2017
Used the Fallacy Detective
Jason G on Mar 6, 2017
I am wanting to have my two older children finish what they started with Fallacy Detective.
Jennifer M on Jan 5, 2017
Classical Conversations
lauren F on Oct 19, 2016
I have the Fallacy Detective Book by the Bluedorns, and I like their style of writing. It's fun to laugh in school over an education book now and then.
Marci F on Sep 2, 2016
Recommended with my fathers world program, which I am using parts of. Looked interesting and perhaps even "fun" for my 9th grader.
Rachel F on Aug 30, 2016
Looked good for my 8th grader to learn more about logic.
Katherine G on Aug 15, 2016
Friendly logic for kids and is highly recommended
Denise S on Aug 12, 2016
It's the next book after The Fallacy Detective - my 8th grader will be doing both this year.
Christi C on Aug 7, 2016
I Thinking Toolbox when looking for Fallacy Detective. Then I saw that My Father's World couple the two together for a high school logic course. It looked interesting enough to buy!
John S on Aug 2, 2016
Assigned by co-op
Kirsten N on Jul 22, 2016
To compliment the Fallacy Detective and dig into the logic
KENDRA S on Jul 17, 2016
My junior high boys used The Fallacy Detective for logic last year. They enjoyed it and seemed to learn useful information. This is the next book by the Bluedorns.
Joy M on Jun 30, 2016
to improve reasoning skills
Zoya L on Jun 26, 2016
I am wanting my 7th grader to study Logic this year.
Tabitha D on Apr 24, 2016
It was required for a class at our co-op.
Ann G on Dec 16, 2015
Looking for an easy introduction to logical reasoning for 7th grader.
Tina S on Nov 21, 2015
as an elective
Marsha M on Jul 2, 2020
Need this for co-op. Looks like a great, useful book for all ages!
Brooke B on Jun 6, 2020
Is this a workbook?
Sheene on Feb 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This book is divided into chapters you read but has questions at the end of each chapter. Some questions are fill in the blank and some are simply multiple choice.
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Not what I had hoped
I had read other reviews of this book from other sources. Many people seemed to have a high opinion of it so we decided to try it. We only made it through a couple of lessons before we decided it was a waste of time. The examples given are a stretch and the answers in the back are not straight forward. They give multiple options for answers based on different variables, which doesn't teach any concrete principles. I would not recommend this book. I only gave it one star because it wouldn't let me submit the review without giving it at least one. If given the option, I would have scored no stars.
September 27, 2018
1 year ago

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