With school having just finished I am trying to find ways to keep my boys’ minds active academically.
Short of finding a state where they have year-round school a company like The Critical Thinking Co. is a great idea!
Here’s the funny thing about the Balance Bender that Buddy received, I couldn’t figure the problems out! UGH. I didn’t think he’d be able to get it either, but he figured it out no problem.
Here’s what The Critical Thinking Co. says about the Balance Benders:
Move over Sudoku, here come Balance Benders™! You can use these books as quick, fun, logic problems or as stepping-stones to success in algebra. Students develop deductive thinking and pre-algebra skills as they solve balance puzzles that are more fun and addictive than Sudoku puzzles! Students must analyze each balance to identify the clues, and then synthesize the information to solve the puzzle. Try one—then try to stop!
At the back of the book are the Balance Tips that help the kids understand the Algebraic Concepts. They really help the kids understand how to solve the problems.
Then they have my favorite part, the Solutions! With each solution, they direct the kids back to the Tips so they know the reason why the answer is the answer! That’s so fantastic!
Now for some great news! The Critical Thinking Co. will be running a $500 product contest! It’s called the Critical Thinking Moments™ Video Contest. Click the link to learn more about how to enter!
This year will be the first annual to nominate someone for the The Critical Thinking Heroes™ Award!
Nominate a hero today.
The Critical Thinking Co.™ annually recognizes individuals who inspire critical-thinking skills and promote a thinking approach to teaching.
The Critical Thinking Heroes™ Award program was developed to thank those who have dedicated their time to advocating and inspiring a love of thinking and problem-solving on a grand scale. These intellectual champions are heroes of cognitive development and improving decision-making skills. Though they make the world a better place through their continued advocacy of critical-thinking skills, these heroes of reasoning rarely receive the recognition they deserve. We invite you to send in your nominations and help us discover worthy candidates.
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