Dale Seymour and Ed Beardslee have created this collection of photocopiable masters to help students develop three important elements of criticaal thinking: the ability to recognise patterns, the ability to use visual imagery and the ability to reason logically – universal skills that help students solve problems in almost any discipline.
Rated at three levels of difficulty in grades 4-6 the activities provided experience with:
- patterns with numbers, calendars, shapes, coins and letters
- ordering by size
- comparing shapes and designs
- plotting pictures on graph paper
- logic word problems
- number sentences
- Venn diagrams
- other areas that develop critical thinking skills.