Home > Thinking Skills > Thinking Skills Curriculum >

  Building Thinking Skills Book 2
Building Thinking Skills Book 2


 
More Views:


Our Price: $29.99
You'll earn 30 Doodle Dollar points
Ages: 9-11
Grade Levels: 4th-6th

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: 410-205

Timberdoodle's review Learn more
 
Download sample pages from Building Thinking Skills Book 2 (PDF)

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 Fourth-Grade Curriculum Kit!
Features

Building Thinking Skills Book 2 covers describing shapes, figural similarities and differences, figural sequences, figural classifications, figural analogies, describing things, verbal similarities and differences, verbal sequences, verbal classifications, and verbal analogies.

Publisher's Information
Authors: Sandra Parks, Howard Black
Pages:
408
Activities: 1,374
Black & White:
Yes
Binding: Paperback
Copyright:
2006
ISBN:
978-1-60144-150-8
Publisher:
The Critical Thinking Co
Printed In:
USA
Consumable:
Yes
Reproducible:
Yes, for one home or classroom.
Faith-Based: No

Awards and Endorsements:
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
Practical Homeschooling Magazine 2nd Place Reader Award
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine 1st Place 2012 Excellence in Education Award


Related Products...
Building Thinking Skills Book 1 Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural
Our Price: $29.99

Add
Our Price: $29.99

Add
Our Price: $29.99

Add
Building Thinking Skills Book 1 Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 19 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
My Child Likes This Better Than Book 1 October 2, 2014
Reviewer: Kimberlee  
Book 1 was overwhelming to my child. At the age recommended by Timberdoodle to complete Book 1, he was overwhelmed by the volume of writing assignments (helped by my eventual willingness to simply dictate his answers so he could focus on the thinking exercises themselves.) Now that he is in 4th grade, he is thoroughly enjoying Book 2. The assignments are very similar to the assignments in Book 1, but aren't as overwhelming to him with a few more years behind him. He does 2 pages each day, 5 days a week (10 pages total), and though it is a big book, I think he'll get through it with ease. Actually, he enjoys it. It's a nice break from the typical math/language assignments of most of the rest of his school day. I would recommend this to any child age 8 and up.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Brain exercise!! January 16, 2013
Reviewer: Timberdoodle fan in Washington  
We love this series at our house. The activities are varied, short and effective. Your child will cover a wide variety of activities to stretch their thinking in a way that no other workbook that I have seen will work their minds. It never gets boring because there is so much variety. It is challenging and teaches new thinking, and yet the incremental nature keeps it from being overwhelming. Almost all the pages can be achieved independently with the exception of the ones that require knowledge on subjects not yet covered in their schooling. For example, they may be asked to use their knowledge of the Civil War to complete an assignment. If they have not yet covered this topic, they will need your help. This is a bonus feature because it helps them see the importance of their other subjects and allows for some great discussions. I take fifth and sixth grade to complete this book. However, it would not be overtaxing to complete it in one school year.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
YES, you need this book! January 16, 2013
Reviewer: Alicia Thorson  
Ah, the Critical Learning Company. This is THE book that truly challenges my 4th grader. With little to no help from Mom, he is learning concepts I never learned in school, & soaking them up like a sponge. The lessons build on each other, & engage the child beautifully, without unnecessary repetition, but just enough work to be sure the concepts are understood. This is a KEEPER, & I will continue to seek out the Building Thinking Skills series!

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
This Book is Fabulous! September 21, 2012
Reviewer: The_Morningcup  
I am using this for my 5th grader this year as Timberdoodle recommends that Book 2 is used before Book Critical & Creative Thinking Activities, Grade 5. My daughter LOVES it! This book is a great combination of Logic and Analogy. Within the first 14 pages it has covered things that are new to her (and me) and challenging enough but not too overwhelming. In just this short time her confidence in problem solving has improved and has carried over into other subjects.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great for the Mind May 31, 2012
Reviewer: Christine T  
I have always enjoyed books from The Critical Thinking Co., and in Building Thinking Skills Level 2, as with most of their books we have tried, I like that they lessons are short, yet challenging. I also like that since this particular book covers so many things, I can flip through to find what will compliment our school work. My plan is to match it to what we are working on each week and integrate it into our weekly assignments.

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews