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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 Eighth-Grade Curriculum Kit!
Each skill (for example, classifying) is presented first in the semi-concrete figural-spatial form and then in the abstract verbal form. Children learn to analyze relationships between objects, between words, and between objects and words as they:
Observe, recognize, and describe characteristics.
Distinguish similarities and differences.
Identify and complete sequences, classifications, and analogies.

These processes help children develop superior thinking and communication skills that lead to deeper content learning in all subjects.


Considered to be a full credit if both Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural and Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Verbal are completed. This book alone is considered to be only 1/2 credit (1/2 year or 1 semester).

Publisher's Information
Authors: Sandra Parks, Howard Black
Pages:
280
Activities: 259
Black & White:
Yes
Binding: Paperback
Copyright:
2007
ISBN:
9781601441584
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
Practical Homeschooling Magazine 2nd Place Reader Award
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine 1st Place 2012 Excellence in Education Award


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Everything I thought it would be! October 15, 2013
Reviewer: Christina  
This is a fantastic book for getting your child to think outside of the box. It works so many different areas of the brain and I love that the answer key is in back. The pages are easy to tear out, making it great to just put a few in their notebook each week.

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Review by Weavings December 29, 2011
Reviewer: Beth from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
Caleb, who is a 9th grader, started the second book, Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Figural for Grades 7-12+.  I have to admit that I could have used more teaching instructions for this book, but we dived right in and made the best of it. Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Figural works on figural similarities, sequences, classifications, and analogies.  

Caleb worked on many of these on his own and brought them to me when he was finished. I would check them and then we would discuss the ones that he missed. These were wonderful for Caleb, since they provided a needed reinforcement in his thinking skills. Even though the exercises can be challenging they are presented in a manner that isn't overwhelming and can be fun. I definitely will continue using this book and will look into Levels 1 & 2 when my younger children reach this level.

Read the rest of this review at http://starrweavings.blogspot.com/2011/02/curriculum-review-critical-thinking.html

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Review by For One Another December 20, 2011
Reviewer: Cindy from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
The Building Thinking Skills Series is a tough one.  Two years ago my 9th and 12th grade sons completed Level 3: Verbal.  The 9th grader had a harder time with this one than the 12th grader. I don't think it was because of the age, but because of their different learning styles.  My 9th grader is more visual while the 12th grader more verbal.
So now my son is 2 years older and is tackling Level 3: figural. As I suspected, this is proving to be less difficult for him.  He actually asked me if this was really a high school level :)  When I explained it was the same company as the previous book he used, he said, "well, this one is much easier"

I highly recommend Critical Thinking Press books and software. They have a myriad of books and software to chose from for all grade levels.   I have found that they have helped my children to not always look for the easy answer, but to think thinks through.  To question, analyze and then decide!

Read the rest of this review at http://for-one-another.blogspot.com/2011/01/critical-thinking-press-review.html

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Review by 5 Boys and a Princess December 20, 2011
Reviewer: Erica from Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team  
Isaac is doing Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural. He is challenged by the shapes but enjoys matching the congruent shapes. He struggled last week with expanding the shapes but worked through it. He likes to work on his own with very little input from mom or dad, this is something he can do by himself so he's happy but it also makes him think so it makes me happy. He is a lot like me, finding the right answer is not difficult but he needs to work on getting past his frustration when he can't do it instantly.

[This book has him] working outside [his] area of strength but [he is] being successful, learning some new skills, and enjoying the challenge; [he] can do [his] seatwork in any order and [he] almost always does [his] "word" books first.

Read the rest of this review at http://engleclan.blogspot.com/2011/01/critical-thinking-press-review.html

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Excellent Preparation for Tests October 10, 2011
Reviewer: Virginia Morgan from Greenville, IL United States  
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural provides preparation for abstract thinking that should serve a student well. I laughed when I realized why my kids do so well on this stuff: they are obsessed with origami! So, coupled with a nice origami kit, this book and the companion, Verbal, should prepare your teen for the ACT;)

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