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Building Thinking Skills Book 1
Building Thinking Skills Book 1

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Ages: 7-8
Grade Levels: 2nd-3rd

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Product Code: 410-107

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Building Thinking Skills
These thinking skills books are among our favorites because of their tremendous scope. They develop four basic analytical skills (similarities/differences, sequences, classification, and analogies) through both figural and verbal problems.

In addition, there are problems dealing with deductive reasoning, map skills, Venn diagrams, mental manipulation of two-dimensional objects, and much more.

Studies have shown that students using these books have raised their national test scores significantly in both content and cognitive tests! What's more, these books are never boring!

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2016 Second-Grade Curriculum Kit!
Building Thinking Skills Book 1 includes answers, objectives, and focus questions.

Publisher's Information

  • Authors: Sandra Parks, Howard Black
  • Pages: 364
  • Activities: 1,072
  • Black & White: Yes
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006
  • ISBN: 978-1-60144-149-2
  • Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co™
  • Printed In: USA
  • Consumable: Yes
  • Reproducible: Yes, for one home or classroom.
  • Faith-Based: No
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    The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
    Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal for Excellence
    Parent Tested, Parent Approved Winner's Seal
    Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted
    iParenting Media Award
    Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval
    Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
    Dr. Toy 10 Best Software
    Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award
    Learning® Magazine Teacher's Choice Award
    iParenting Media Excellent Products
    Cathy Duffy Top 100 Award
    Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products
    Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching
    The Well-Trained Mind Recommended Resource for Logic and Critical Thinking
    2014 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards™ - 3rd Place, Logic Category
    Dr. Toy Best Classic Toy Award
    Practical Homeschooling Magazine 2nd Place Reader Award
    The Old Schoolhouse Magazine 1st Place 2012 Excellence in Education Award

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    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 23 Write a review.

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    I Need This Book March 4, 2015
    Reviewer: MandyJHoffman  
    Apparently, I need this book! It seemed fairly hard to me and confusing. It's not a book that I was able to open up and immediately know what to do next. The book bills itself as 1st grade level, Timberdoodle says 2-3rd, and I agree with Timberdoodle. This might be great for a summer challenge book to help keep young minds fresh during the "off" months or use it as a two year, slower pace material.

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    Astounding! January 17, 2015
    Reviewer: Melissa W.  
    I have been so impressed with range of material and subject matter this book covers. The repetition isn't overdone and the sequencing is perfect. The involvement of multiple subjects make this book a wonderful tie in and review for the curriculum and our son's confidence has soared! I was thrilled to see a book dedicated to critical thinking and I'm happy to report that this didn't disappoint, it exceeded expectations.

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    Building Thinking Skills Book 1 December 8, 2013
    Reviewer: Scarlett M.  
    We love this book. There is a lot of visual thinking involved, which my five-year old ds actually understands better than I do. Thankfully, they do have the answers in the back of the book. I would never have been able to come up with these ideas on my own. I strongly recommend this book as a part of encouraging your child to think critically.

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    Learn to think and articulate January 16, 2013
    Reviewer: Timberdoodle fan in Washington  
    I love the Critical Thinking Company. They put out products that really push my children to think and to organize their thinking. This book is quite long so I stretch it over two years with my third and fourth graders. Rather than have them do it every day, sometimes I will have them do five or sixes pages on one day of the week. This plan works great until you get to the sections that require a considerable amount of writing. Some of the concepts are diffiult for them to complete because they require knowledge of historical or scientific subjects that they have not yet been taught. I actually appreciate this because it gives us an opportunity to discuss these important areas of thought. These books give your students opportunites to think of how things relate or contrast to each other as no other curriculum I know of does.

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    Essential for Special Needs Kids June 2, 2012
    Reviewer: Rhonda  
    The Critical Thinking Co. does an amazing job of creating curriculum that stretches kids' brains in ways that they need to be stretched. These books are excellent for normal and even gifted kids, but I believe they are essential for special needs kiddos. The curriculum generally used for special kids is essentially drill and kill, leaving them without life skills and critical thinking abilities, so they have no idea when to apply the skills that have just been drilled into them. Books from the Critical Thinking Co. can bridge that gap and enable students to gain the skills to think about when to use the skills you're teaching them, as well as how to solve problems on their own. I use this with my autistic son and aspie daughter, and have used it in afterschool tutoring centers with groups of kids with widely varied skill levels, and all have excelled. These books are powerful, yet presented in a fun (but not overly silly) way that keeps students engaged. You really couldn't ask for a better addition to your critical thinking curriculum.

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