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Dr Funster's Think-A-Minutes C1

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Ages: 12-14
Grade Levels: 6th-8th

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This collection of popular, quick, and fun thinking puzzles and games develops a variety of critical and creative thinking skills for top academic performance in all subjects. The book includes language development, math, writing, visual, spatial, and perceptual skills activities that build deductive, inductive, and logical reasoning.

Easy-to-follow directions and answers are included.

Publisher's Information
Pages: 44
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2002
ISBN: 9780894558108
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
Size: 11.4" x 8.5"

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

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Review by Joy in our Journey January 4, 2012
Reviewer: Julieanne from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
We all want our children to be able to think clearly and make right decisions.  We don't want them to be bamboozled by the latest craze in pop psychology or cultural "un"awareness.  

One of the things parents can do to help their children think clearly, or critically, is to provide them with materials that force them to think hard - not just about math problems, or how to spell words, or where Timbuktu is, but to have to think hard about choices and problem solving.

I remember doing very few activities that had to do with problem solving while I was in school.  I remember breaking into teams, and we had to choose 10 items we could keep with us if we were stranded on an island.  I think we did that activity more than a few times in school.  But other than that, I don't remember much time dedicated to making wise choices, figuring out when we were being deceived, and critical thinking skills.

Dr. Funster's Think A Minutes contains a variety of games and puzzles that include language development, math, writing, visual, spatial, and perceptual skills activities that build deductive, inductive, and logical reasoning.

Here are Brittany's thoughts on this book:  "Dr. Funster's Think A Minutes was fun, but it was also really hard. I had to get Mom's help to explain a lot of it."

She did enjoy viewing the problems presented on the pages she was able to complete, but the kinds of thinking in this book were quite different from what she was used to doing.  So, she did come to me quite often.  I would give her a clue or two, but even then, there were some problems that she couldn't solve.  Considering that she's in the 5th grade and this book is rated at the 6th-8th grade level (ages 12-14), I didn't mind walking her through some of the problems.  Now that she has used some of the pages, I think we will put this book away in her school box of materials, and we'll bring it out in another six to twelve months when she has matured a bit more. She did like the challenge of the problems and how they really made her think!  She just wasn't able to solve all of the problems.  

Easy-to-follow directions and answers are included in this book, so if you as the parent are stumped on how to solve a problem, you can check the back of the book for the answers.  There are 44 pages in Dr. Funster's Think A Minutes.

Read the rest of this review at http://www.joyinourjourney.com/1/post/2011/1/dr-funsters-think-a-minutes-by-the-critical-thinking-skills-company.html

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Creative Thinking at it's best! April 27, 2011
Reviewer: Jennifer Schneider from Rhinelander, WI United States  
Keep the kids minds sharp and thinking outside the box with this book!  We have continued to purchase many of the Critical Thinking Company's products over the last few years, and require the kids to do about 10 minutes a day out of the books to help them with their thinking skills!  They still need memorization, drills, etc of the basics, but we think it's great to challenge their brains with these books as well!  Enjoy!

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