Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Figural by For One Another

Platforms: Book
Release Date: 2007
Genre(s): Thinking Skills
Publisher(s): The Critical Thinking Co.
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Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Figural by For One Another

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Critical Thinking Press Review

Why do children always have a different opinion than their parents?  I was very excited to be asked to review a couple of books from Critical Thinking Press.  I was able to choose Editor In Chief B1 for grades 6 – 8 and Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Figural for grades 7 – 12+.

For the children all they see is more school work, for me I see a great opportunity for them to expand their mind and to help them to not be lazy thinkers.  I have to admit that I am a lazy thinker myself.  I don’t often take the time to think deeply and critically.  These 2 books will benefit me as much as it will them 😉

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”

This book is broken down into 3 sections:  similarities, sequences and classifications.  My son’s favorite section seems to be sequences.  Which does not surprise me as he is very detailed and likes order!

Here he is working out a problem:

Yes, that is an ipod he is listening to….he “claims” he can concentrate better while listening to music.

The beginning of the book suggests discussion to follow the completion of a task to aid in learning retention.  I have to admit that we have been very weak in this area, unless I find that something is not clicking…then we discuss that area.

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!

Timberdoodle provided me with a complimentary copy of the 2 books mentioned in this review. No other compensation was given. Opinions expressed are my own.


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