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Mind Benders A4
Mind Benders A4

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Grade Levels: 3rd-6th

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Mind Benders, a best-selling deductive thinking puzzles book, develops the logic, reading comprehension, and mental organization skills vital to achieving high grades and top test scores in all subjects. It is also great for developing real-life problem solving skills.

Your child will carefully analyze each Mind Benders story and its clues, identifying logical associations between people, places, and things. The key is to start with the most obvious associations, then deduce less obvious associations until everything finally fits together.

Includes step-by-step instructions and detailed answers.

Levels spiral in difficulty within grade ranges (A1, A2, A3, A4).

Publisher's Information
Pages: 42
Binding: Paperback
Copyright: 2000
ISBN: 9780894551239
Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co
Size: 11.4" x 8.5"
Printed In: USA

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

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Review by Peace Creek on the Prairie December 28, 2011
Reviewer: Betty from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
This book really made my eight year old think.  I saw the deductive reasoning skills she has been lacking take off.  The book includes teacher suggestions, how to use a chart, clues and charts and solutions.  It also show extra examples and step-by-step procedures.  I found it best to work through these “benders” with her to help encourage her along.  Because this is one area she struggle with, it was challenging and at time defeating for her.  With me there to help push her along, she gained the confidence needed to keep working.  We will definitely keep working through this book this year, and I will also have my oldest start working through it as a summer activity this summer.

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5 stars plus! May 9, 2011
Reviewer: Jennifer Schneider from Rhinelander, WI United States  
Easily understandable questions, but not so easy to figure out!  I had not done a lot of thinking puzzles before I was introduced to this series, and was skeptical to add one more thing to our crazy days - but "critical thinking" is now an everyday subject for our studies.  It didn't take me long to see the great value of these types of books.  A lot of school (for me anyway) was black and white, simple memorization, rote repetition, and automatic answers.  These problems get your kids to think outside the box, opens their eyes to possibilities, and keeps their brains working.  If you are new to these types of problems, I would start at a "lower" level and work your way up - I find this level (listed at 3rd through 6th grades) right at MY level of current problem solving!  The kids are motivated to do these and proud of themselves when they get them done!  Fun, challenging, simple book that will do a lot with just a few extra minutes added here and there to your schedule.

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