Help students improve their critical thinking skills through worksheets that encourage them to make visual representations of problems. Students will practice problem solving by converting an abstract problem into a concrete, visual format to see the logic (or absence thereof!) in their thinking process and solutions. 29 blackline master reproducible pages, softcover. Reading Level 3-4. Interest Level 2-6.
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Introduction to Formal Logic
February 18, 2014
Before embarking on a "formal" logic course, my husband and I decided it would be best to give our fifth grader an "introduction to logic." While doing an internet search, I came across "The Critical Thinking Series" by Remedia Publications.
"The Critical Thinking Series" is based on Bloom's Taxonomy of thinking skills. The activities begin at a simple, concrete level and as the student's abilities increase, more abstract and complex activities are introduced. The series consist of sixteen work texts: Analogies, Classification, Absurdities, Similarities and Differences, Sequence, Drawing Solutions, Using Logic, Finding Facts, Following Directions, Relying on Reason, Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis and Evaluation. Each work text is consumable and includes the answer key.
"The Critical Thinking Series" will give your student a firm foundation to think logically while preparing them for "formal" logic. I would recommend following this series with "Critical Thinking Book 1 and Book 2" by Anita Harnadek.