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The Thinking Toolbox
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 2016 Seventh-Grade Curriculum Kit!
View a 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
  • Self-teaching format
  • Over 60 cartoon illustrations by Richard LaPierre


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    Publisher's Information
    Author: Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn
    Pages: 237
    Binding: Softcover
    Copyright: 2005
    ISBN: 9780974531519
    Publisher: Christian Logic
    Made In: USA
    Consumable: No
    Faith-Based: Yes

    Awards and Endorsements:
    First Place in the Logic category of the 2012 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards

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    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

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    The thinking toolbox- great life skill October 10, 2013
    Reviewer: Joseph G.  
    We used the Fallacy detective, and my kids loved it. When we started the Thinking Toolbox, I noticed that it was a bit different. It's not about fallacies at all, but really about developing thinking and analyzing skills. These are things we cannot afford to take for granted, as they are becoming more and more rare in our society. I am so glad we are using this book!

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    Great logic course January 14, 2013
    Reviewer: Sheila  
    Our children belong to a debate club and this course has been very useful in helping them think logically. We highly recommend it.

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    Who knew we needed to learn how to think? October 10, 2011
    Reviewer: Virginia Morgan from Greenville, IL United States  
    The Thinking Toolbox is a treasure. We want our kids to think clearly and pursue wisdom, but we need a guide to help us. This book teaches kids study habits, and what Charlotte Mason might ave called "habits of mind." We combine it with The Fallacy Detective and The Art of Argument for an course in informal logic.

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    My husband enjoys this as much as the kids! October 19, 2010
    Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Buckeye, AZ United States  
    My husband has been leading our family through The Thinking Toolbox and it has been a lot of learning fun!  The explanations are so clear that you can totally see the light going on with my children.  Some of my younger children even enjoy sitting in to listen.  We will probably go through this book every couple of years as the younger ones grow.  It has been great!

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