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The Thinking Toolbox
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From the Writers of The Fallacy Detective
Written by Nathaniel and Hans Bluedorn, the same young men who wrote the widely popular The Fallacy Detective, The Thinking Toolbox is destined to be one of those rare must-have books for all homes where thinking skills are prized.
Covers Valuable Topics
Lessons cover (1) When it is dumb to argue, (2) Using the scientific method, (3) Five rules of brainstorming, (4) Who has a reason to lie? (5) How to analyze opposing viewpoints, (6) How to analyze evidence and sources, (7) How to list reasons why you believe something, and much more.
Humorous and Down to Earth
Once again these brothers have taken what could be an intimidating topic and brought it down to earth. The humorous illustrations give this book a friendly feel. It was written with the teen in mind, but I didn't hesitate to use this with our then eleven-year-old. The concepts are vital and with discussion could easily be within most preteens' grasp.
Another outstanding component of
Timberdoodle's 2014 Seventh-Grade Curriculum Kit!
This book is like a toolbox, full of different kinds of tools you can use for different thinking tasks. Just as you use the wrench in a regular tool box to fix the sink, so you can use the tools provided in this book to solve thinking problems.
When it is dumb to argue
Using the scientific method
Five rules of brainstorming
Who has a reason to lie?
How to analyze opposing viewpoints
How to analyze evidence and sources
How to list reasons why you believe something
And much more
This book was written for children and adults who want to learn logic and critical thinking skills. The Thinking Toolbox follows the same style as The Fallacy Detective with lessons and exercises and an answer key in the back. Parents and teachers, as well as anybody who wants to learn logic, will find The Thinking Toolbox easy to use and practical.
sample lesson here
Fun to use - not dry like a math textbook
Can be used after The Fallacy Detective
Introductory - teaches skills you can use right away
Over 60 cartoon illustrations by Richard LaPierre
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Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn
Awards and Endorsements:
First Place in the Logic category of the 2012 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards
Red Herring Mysteries 2
James Madison Critical Thinking Course
The Fallacy Detective
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural
bambinoLUK Set B
Building Thinking Skills Beginning
Developing the Early Learner Volume 4
Building Thinking Skills Book 2
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