Building Thinking Skills 3 Figural

Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural – review by Richele of Under the Golden Apple Tree

Platforms: workbook
Release Date: 2007
Genre(s): Thinking Skills
Publisher(s): Critical Thinking Press
Rating: 5
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Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural – review by Richele of Under the Golden Apple Tree

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Building Thinking Skills 3 Figural

At a Glance

ProductBuilding Thinking Skills Book 3
Publisher
: Critical Thinking Company
Age level:  12 Plus
Grade level:
7th Plus
Use as:
thinking skills activities, test prep
Instruction time:
low
Prep time:
low
Cost:
$29.99
Rating:
5 out of 5 golden apples

Features (from site)
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural’s activities are sequenced developmentally. 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.

My Thoughts:
As with the workbook above, I am quite happy with the quality and style. There are many homeschool supplies which aid in this process.  One such tool is Building Skills Book 3 for your child in middle school and up.  The book is laid out nicely, engaging, and quickly becomes a favorite distraction from daily routine lessons.  The book equips a student to take on any test put in front of her by challenging her ability to think through problems.  I found the book to be fun while achieving its goal to bringing out the thinker in the student.

My 7th Grader’s Thoughts:
It’s always interesting to get thoughts of a 13 year old girl.  Unlike my son, she loves getting new books in the mail.  She dove right in and quickly did a few assignments without my prompting.  When I asked what she thought she responded, “I don’t know.  It’s okay.”  This is a girl who loves good thinking skills games so I wasn’t sure if her indifferent response was the teen in her or if the book was only so-so.  I finally got my answer as I looked through her Building Thinking Skills book.  She was doing the assignments like they were going out of style.  It is also reported that she stole her brother’s book to do a few of his.  In addition, she let it be known to her father that she enjoyed the book as she explained in detail some of the activities.  Taking a different approach I didn’t ask her what she thought and simply looked through the book in front of her.  She was then happy to talk my head off about how much fun the book is and how she enjoys it.  Maybe I should stop asking questions?
View sample pages from this workbook here.


Posted by Joy | 12 Feb 2011 | All Reviews, Building Thinking Skills Series

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