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Friday, July 16, 2010
The Critical Thinking Co. Balance Benders - Review-
The Critical Thinking Co. carry products for reading, writing, math, science, and history too. Their products are for pre schoolers on up to adults. Perfect for most ages. These workbooks are designed to help children develop logical reasoning skills and will help them to get better grades and test scores.
Critical thinking is identifying and evaluating evidence to guide decision making. A critical thinker uses broad in-depth analysis of evidence to make decisions and communicate his/her beliefs clearly and accurately.
We received Balance Benders, Beginning, for review. This level is designed for grades 2-6. So it was alittle easy for my daughter who is entering in 7th grade, but perfect for my son who's entering in 3rd grade. Some of this book was easy for my son and some was a bit hard. However, this is great for him to continue to use and will be very helpful in the future.
This particular series focuses on helping students develop logical reasoning skills, as well as pre-algebraic skills. This contains puzzles with a balance that is weighing different items on each side. You have to use “deductive” reasoning to figure out which answers are true. There are different patterns for you to figure out whether or not they are true, according to the scale. In the back of the book there are Balance Tips that you can read through and use to help solve the problems. There are also solutions in the back of the book.
You can purchase Balance Benders books for $9.99, from Beginner Level to Level 3. (Preschool age up to grades 12) These are great for the kids to do anytime and are perfect to use over summer vacation.
The Critical Thinking Co. is also hosting a Critical Thinking Moments Video Contest, in which you can enter a short video, featuring your family using one of their products, and you could be eligible to win a year’s supply of educational product, worth $500!
If you know of a teacher or person who has inspired you or others when it comes to learning, critical thinking, etc., You can nominate them for the Critical Thinking Heroes Award.
*Disclosure: This is a MamaBuzz Review. I received a Balance Benders book, free of charge, from The Critical Thinking Co., for the purposes of this review.*
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