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    • Science Mind Benders Animals

      $14.99

      This fun and engaging book is targeted for Ages 3-Grade 2. It teaches science concepts normally taught in early elementary and beyond by making the material understandable and relatable. Students learn by working through easy-to-understand visual lessons along with a parent or teacher. Each lesson is followed by Mind Bender(R) activities that require engaged application of the terms and concepts taught in the lessons as well as deductive reasoning. Students who complete these lessons and activities will have an understanding of the animal kingdom well beyond their grade level.

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    • Understanding Fractions Percent And Decimals

      $13.99

      This book builds on the lessons learned in Understanding Fractions for Grades 2-4. Students learn multiplication and division of fractions and how to convert fractions to percent and decimals. The book includes cut-out fraction bars to provide hands-on understanding. Students problem-solve their way through fun, structured lessons to develop a thorough mastery of computational skills. They learn how fractions and percent are related, including the meaning and use of percent as well as computing them. The book includes lessons and exercises to develop a solid understanding of how fractions are expressed using the decimal system. Teaching notes are provided.

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    • Middle School Science

      $42.99

      This book provides a quick, concise understanding of middle school general science. It offers definitions, instruction, practice, and practice tests (quizzes). It can be used as a homework guide and supplement to a middle school general science textbook, as a review, for tutoring, or helping students with homework. It is also suited for use in Adult Basic Education programs.

      *Each concept, term, phrase, etc. has a clear definition followed byexamples.

      *Easily locatable key terms, definitions, properties, phrases, concepts,formulas, rules, etc.

      *Clear step-by-step procedures for applying theorems.

      *A concise study guide, that gets to the heart of each particular topic,providing students with a quick review before doing homework orpreparing for a test.

      *Clear and easy-to-understand written format and style. Materials arepresented in both visual and color formats with less text and moretables, outlines, boxes, charts, etc.

      *Tables that organize and summarize key terms, procedures, methods,equations, etc. clearly presenting information to make studying moreeffective.

      *A summary at the end of each chapter conveniently emphasizes thekey points in the chapter for students reviewing before exams.

      *Practice sheets and quizzes are in each chapter; students can take thequiz to determine how much they know about the topic. If they dowell, they may decide to move on to the next topic without readingthe lesson.

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    • Science Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles

      $12.99

      To comprehend science lessons, students must understand the definitions of the scientific vocabulary words in the lesson. This set of 25 crossword puzzles is a fun way to reinforce and expand science vocabulary as well as encourage reference skills and interest in science. The crossword puzzles are organized by topics and there is a list of each vocabulary word and answer at the back of the book.

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    • Tell Me A Story

      $19.99

      Grades: PreK-1

      This fun, easy to use picture book is made up of two stories. Students tell each story by analyzing the pictures and responding to the guided questions on each page. The questions engage and produce a deeper analysis of the scene and the storyline by encouraging students to provide details, describe events, explain motives, make evidence-based predictions, and use cause and effect leading up to the scene. Each story develops these important critical and creative thinking skills.

      *Observation
      *Identifying and evaluating evidence
      *Comparing and contrasting shapes and objects
      *Inference (evidence-based prediction)
      *Cause and effect
      *Identify and describing a sequence of events

      These stories also develop pre-reading skills. Pre-readers progress from listening to a story to telling a story, becoming more engaged in the reading process as they identify and shape the storyline. Reading involves more than just decoding written text. A large part of reading is gaining meaning from symbols-both letters and pictures.

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    • Critical Thinking Detective Math Beginning

      $9.99

      These popular, easy-to-use detective cases are suitable for Grades 5 – 12+. Students must apply critical reading, critical thinking, and mathematical reasoning. The mathematics needed to solve these cases is accessible to middle school and upper elementary school students, but don’t be fooled! The real challenges are to first identify the clues by synthesizing from different witnesses and suspects, and then determine the necessary math needed to turn the clues into evidence. This book starts with cases that are generally more accessible than cases in the companion Critical Thinking Detective – Math (Grades 6 – 12+), and then builds towards cases of comparable difficulty.

      Some cases may be more challenging for younger students, but teachers and parents can always use the optional hints provided to help students that reach a dead end. The cases also develop observation skills, reading comprehension, and deductive and inductive thinking skills. Learning to identify and evaluate evidence is the very heart of critical thinking.

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    • Building Thinking Skills Beginning 2

      $29.99

      This colorful, fun yet challenging 240-page book teaches and develops students’ thinking and problem-solving skills. It helps students build confidence and self-esteem in their problem-solving skills as they learn new educational concepts. It is common for many preschool and kindergarten students to guess at challenging activities rather than use a reasoned approach (organized analysis) to arrive at an answer. Learning to use organized analysis at an early age is an important part of success in reading, writing, math, and science.

      This book is also an excellent test-prep resource for preschool and kindergarten students because the activities exceed the cognitive challenges in most kindergarten cognitive tests. It is also effective at developing academic vocabulary if students are asked to explain why their answer is correct.

      Students who begin this book should understand the basic concepts (colors, geometric shapes, types of lines, position, etc.) taught in Building Thinking Skills Beginning 1. Because the activities are challenging-and because of the importance of students verbalizing their thinking-it is recommended that students work with a teacher or parent as they work through the activities.

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    • Mastering Logic And Math Problem Solving (Student/Study Guide)

      $17.99

      How can parents and teachers feel more confident teaching problem solving? How can we help students enjoy and master problem solving? After teaching problem solving for more than 35 years, the author walks students through easy-to-understand instruction and fun, engaging problems. This book uses entertaining problems to build real confidence in problem solving and improve critical thinking.

      Problem solving is engaging in any problem or activity that requires a series of thinking skills. For example, a good word problem in mathematics requires some thought process beyond a quick arithmetic solution. A problem solving problem can be a puzzle, game, brainteaser, logic problem, or any word problem that engages the reader in using a strategy. Becoming a good problem solver takes time, but it’s a skill that can be developed with practice.

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    • Who Is This Kid Colleges Want To Know (Student/Study Guide)

      $13.99

      Who is this kid? That’s what the College Deans of Admissions want to know. That’s why this book is written for you. It will help you think about what kind of student, friend, son, or daughter you are. It will give you exercises to write and think about and to talk about with your family and friends. You will use what you learn about yourself as you search the colleges, as you write the college applications, write the essay, take a college tour, and as you interview online or in person. Your job is to separate yourself from the hundreds of other American and international students who are applying to the same colleges and universities.

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    • Creative Problem Solving Level 1 (Student/Study Guide)

      $19.99

      Creative problem solving requires more than just knowledge and thinking. Creative problem solving is the process of independently creating a solution. Numerous studies, including ones from the US Department of Education, World Economic Forum, and Bloomberg indicate that tomorrow’s jobs will demand creative problem solving skills. Imagination is unlimited power. Someone who has a good imagination can create what does not yet exist.

      This book provides educators with fun, highly engaging problems for students to practice creative problem solving. Students have to evaluate the problem to come up with a workable solution. There are no right or wrong solutions, but students should be able to rationally explain why their solution will work.

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    • Thinking Skills And Key Concepts PK-K Teachers Manual (Teacher’s Guide)

      $14.99

      SKU (ISBN): 9781601449436Binding: Trade PaperPublished: 2019Publisher: Critical Thinking Co.

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    • Thinking Skills And Key Concepts PK-K

      $14.99

      This highly-effective, standards-based, 120-page book is a research-based instructional program that teaches beyond most state and Common Core standards by:
      *Improving children’s observation and description skills
      *Developing academic vocabulary
      *Developing thinking skills that underlie content learning (describing/defining, identifying similarities and differences, sequencing, and classifying)
      *Improving students’ understanding of key concepts in mathematics, social studies, and science
      *Students completing structured exercises to write sentences and paragraphs
      *Carefully sequencing lessons to develop thinking skills
      *Employing language integration techniques to teach thinking skills and key concepts

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    • Critical Thinking Detective Beginning Grade 3-12 Plus

      $8.99

      This colorful 32-page book offers a collection of fun, easy-to-use detective cases for Grades 3 – 12+. Some cases may be more challenging for younger students, but teachers and parents can always provide hints when needed. The cases develop critical thinking skills by requiring students to read carefully and analyze and synthesize information to guide their decision-making. Students also develop observation skills, reading comprehension, deductive and inductive thinking skills as they evaluate evidence-the heart of critical thinking. These are captivating classroom and family activities!

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    • Statistics And Probability 5-12

      $11.99

      Mark Twain’s Statistics and Probability resource book for fifth to twelfth grades provides opportunities for students to organize and interpret data. From predicting an event to conducting surveys and analyzing test scores, this resource book for math teachers helps students understand how these concepts are applied in real-world scenarios.Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing engaging supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, this product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character.

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    • Critical Thinking Detective Book 2 Grades 4-12 Plus

      $8.99

      This colorful 32-page book offers a collection of fun, easy-to-use detective cases for Grades 4 – 12+. Some cases may be more challenging for younger students, but teachers and parents can always provide hints when needed. The cases develop critical thinking skills by requiring students to read carefully and analyze and synthesize information to guide their decision-making. The cases also develop observation skills, reading comprehension, deductive and inductive thinking skills. The ability to identify and evaluate evidence is the very heart of critical thinking. For a more lesson-based approach to teach critical thinking, we recommend The Basics of Critical Thinking (Grades 4 – 9) and Practical Critical Thinking (Grades 9 – 12+).

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    • Critical Thinking Detective Book 1 (Student/Study Guide)

      $8.99

      Critical Thinking Detective Book 1 features fun, easy-to-use detective mysteries that can be solved by anyone who’s willing to carefully read them and study the evidence! Perfect for grades 4-12+, these puzzles aren’t solved through tricky logic or math concepts – they develop critical thinking skills by requiring students to read carefully, analyze and synthesize information, develop observation skills, build reading comprehension, and use deductive and inductive thinking skills. The story is presented on one page, with a worksheet on the facing page for students to fill in to describe their conclusions. 30 classroom/home-reproducible pages, softcover; answer key included. Grades 4-12.

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    • Skill Sharpeners Critical Thinking 6

      $9.99

      Foster your sixth grader’s critical thinking skills and see confidence soar! Children are naturally inquisitive from infancy, yet creative and problem-solving skills need to be nurtured as children grow. Like reading and math skills, critical thinking skills require practice.

      The variety of fun and creative activities in this series will challenge your child to use higher-order thinking skills based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. Every page provides a new and interesting activity that will help your child:

      Think outside the box and use higher-order thinking skills through open-ended questions and challenges
      Tap into his or her creativity with art projects and hands-on activities
      Become a better learner by practicing critical thinking skills in cross-curricular activities (based on science, math, social studies, and language arts content)

      The 100+ activities are organized around these 6th grade themes:

      Animal Kingdom: Predators; Prey
      Time: Looking Back; Looking Forward
      Technology: Solutions; What’s Possible?
      Places: At Home; Around Town

      Grade 6 activities include word games, word problems, riddles, and drawings that involve critical thinking skills such as:

      Solve
      Conclude
      Compute
      Produce
      Create, and more!

      Plus, each page lists the critical thinking skill(s) so that you know what your child is practicing.

      Use Skill Sharpeners: Critical Thinking for enrichment at home and help your child become a confident problem solver!

      Includes answer key.

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    • Real World Math Problem Solving 6

      $14.99

      Build problem-solving skills with this unique series that uses fiction and nonfiction text to present mathematical problems and situations. Students are required to read the passages then use critical thinking to complete each task. Each unit includes a sidebar with tips, tools, and strategies students can use in the problem-solving process. Extension activities are also provided to give them the opportunity to reflect on the passages and discuss their answers. Correlated to ELA & Math Correlated to the Common Core State Standards.

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    • Real World Math Problem Solving 5

      $14.99

      Build problem-solving skills with this unique series that uses fiction and nonfiction text to present mathematical problems and situations. Students are required to read the passages then use critical thinking to complete each task. Each unit includes a sidebar with tips, tools, and strategies students can use in the problem-solving process. Extension activities are also provided to give them the opportunity to reflect on the passages and discuss their answers. Correlated to ELA & Math Correlated to the Common Core State Standards.

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    • Real World Math Problem Solving 4

      $14.99

      Build problem-solving skills with this unique series that uses fiction and nonfiction text to present mathematical problems and situations. Students are required to read the passages then use critical thinking to complete each task. Each unit includes a sidebar with tips, tools, and strategies students can use in the problem-solving process. Extension activities are also provided to give them the opportunity to reflect on the passages and discuss their answers. Correlated to ELA & Math Correlated to the Common Core State Standards.

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    • Real World Math Problem Solving 3

      $14.99

      Build problem-solving skills with this unique series that uses fiction and nonfiction text to present mathematical problems and situations. Students are required to read the passages then use critical thinking to complete each task. Each unit includes a sidebar with tips, tools, and strategies students can use in the problem-solving process. Extension activities are also provided to give them the opportunity to reflect on the passages and discuss their answers. Correlated to ELA & Math Correlated to the Common Core State Standards.

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    • Real World Math Problem Solving 2

      $14.99

      Build problem-solving skills with this unique series that uses fiction and nonfiction text to present mathematical problems and situations. Students are required to read the passages then use critical thinking to complete each task. Each unit includes a sidebar with tips, tools, and strategies students can use in the problem-solving process. Extension activities are also provided to give them the opportunity to reflect on the passages and discuss their answers. Correlated to ELA & Math Correlated to the Common Core State Standards.

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    • Real World Math Problem Solving Set

      $74.95

      Build problem-solving skills with this unique series that uses fiction and nonfiction text to present mathematical problems and situations. Students are required to read the passages then use critical thinking to complete each task. Each unit includes a sidebar with tips, tools, and strategies students can use in the problem-solving process. Extension activities are also provided to give them the opportunity to reflect on the passages and discuss their answers. Correlated to ELA & Math Correlated to the Common Core State Standards. The set includes one copy of each book, grade 2-6 (5 books total).

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    • 2nd Grade Thinking Skills And Key Concepts Teachers Manual (Teacher’s Guide)

      $22.99

      Teaching Support
      The student book can be used with a free, downloadable, answer PDF (get it here) or with this detailed Teacher’s Manual which is purchased separately. This separate Teacher’s Manual provides instructions to teach the lessons using research-proven methods that promote students’ thinking: direct instruction, cooperative learning, whole sentence responding, and language integration activities. The Teacher’s Manual physical book is in black and white

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    • 2nd Grade Thinking Skills And Key Concepts (Student/Study Guide)

      $21.99

      Thinking Skills & Key Concepts is a new, standards-based series from the authors of our widely acclaimed Building Thinking Skills(R) series. It is a research-based instructional program that teaches beyond most state and Common Core standards by:

      Improving young children’s observation and description skills
      Developing academic vocabulary
      Developing thinking skills that underlie content learning (describing/defining, identifying similarities and differences, sequencing, and classifying)
      Improving students’ understanding of key concepts in Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science
      Having students complete structured exercises to write sentences and paragraphs
      Carefully sequencing lessons to develop thinking skills
      Employing language integration techniques to teach thinking skills and key concepts
      Observation Skills
      Observation lessons involve concrete examples using detailed photographs which can be supplemented with picture books to develop observation skills. The student book provides pencil and paper exercises, but students clarify their thinking and learning by peer and class discussion.

      Academic Vocabulary Development
      The program builds academic vocabulary and mental models of important concepts. Students describe, compare and contrast, and classify geometric shapes, family members, occupations, animals, food, vehicles, and buildings. In Grade 1 exercises also include living and non-living things, plants and animals, and land forms and bodies of water.

      Spatial Thinking Skills

      Describing Shapes – naming shapes, finding shapes to match a description, describing characteristics of a shape
      Similarities and Differences – matching and combining shapes, producing equal figures, figure completion
      Sequences – recognizing and producing the next figure in a sequence
      Classification – classifying by shape and/or color, forming classes, depicting overlapping classes
      Using positional and directional words
      Verbal Thinking Skills

      Describing Things – matching a picture to a description, describing people, animals, or objects shown in pictures, part/whole analysis
      Similarities and Differences – selecting similar people, animals, or objects, explaining similarities and differences
      Sequences – ranking objects or people by a significant characteristic
      Classifications – explaining characteristics of a class, exceptions, sorting into classes
      Analogies – naming the kind of analogy or completing the analogy (first grade only)
      Mental Models
      Ment

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    • Learning Palette Reading Reading Comprehension 3

      $9.99

      3rd Grade Reading Comprehension includes 144 challenges: 12 cards with 12 challenges on each card. Each card is SELF-CORRECTING.

      These cards give children practice in: reading, using context clues, determining main ideas in a sentence, recognizing cause and effect, and critical thinking.

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    • STEM Activities 6-8

      $9.99

      Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character.

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    • Practical Critical Thinking For Grades 7-12 Plus Teachers Manual (Teacher’s Guid

      $14.99

      The student book can be used with this detailed Teacher’s Manual which is purchased separately.

      The Teacher’s Manual physical book is in black and white.

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    • Practical Critical Thinking For Grades 7-12 Plus

      $39.99

      Practical Critical Thinking engages students in the study of critical thinking. It lays a strong foundation in the important cognitive skills necessary for critical thinking, such as comprehension, analysis, evaluation, construction, creativity, and communication. Through fun and concrete activities-including Thought Experiments, Student Polls, Practice Sessions, Games and Puzzles, Predictions, and Important Takeaways-students explore topics essential to critical thinking, filling their Critical Thinking Tool Box with tools that will help them as critical thinkers, and applying critical thinking directly to their own lives. Additional individual and group activities are included to reinforce student learning as they explore topics such as:
      * The Basics of Critical Thinking
      * Obstacles to Critical Thinking
      * Evaluating Evidence
      * Creative Problem-Solving
      * Ambiguity, Vagueness, and Doublespeak
      * Arguments
      * Informal Fallacies
      * Advertising
      * Eyewitness Testimony, Direct & Circumstantial Evidence

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    • 1st Grade Thinking Skills And Key Concepts Teachers Manual (Teacher’s Guide)

      $22.99

      The student book can be used with a free, downloadable, answer PDF (get it here) or with this detailed Teacher’s Manual which is purchased separately. This separate Teacher’s Manual provides instructions to teach the lessons using research-proven methods that promote students’ thinking: direct instruction, cooperative learning, whole sentence responding, and language integration activities.The Teacher’s Manual physical book is in black and white.

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    • Kindergarten Thinking Skills And Key Concepts Teachers Manual (Teacher’s Guide)

      $22.99

      Thinking Skills & Key Concepts is a new, standards-based companion of our widely acclaimed Building Thinking Skills(R) series. It is a research-based instructional program that teaches beyond most state and Common Core standards by: Improving young children’s observation and description skills Developing academic vocabulary Developing thinking skills that underlie content learning (describing/defining, identifying similarities and differences, sequencing, and classifying) Improving students’ understanding of key concepts in Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science Completing structured exercises to write sentences and paragraphs

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    • Kindergarten Thinking Skills And Key Concepts

      $21.99

      Thinking Skills & Key Concepts is a new, standards-based companion of our widely acclaimed Building Thinking Skills(R) series. It is a research-based instructional program that teaches beyond most state and Common Core standards by:

      Improving young children’s observation and description skills
      Developing academic vocabulary
      Developing thinking skills that underlie content learning (describing/defining, identifying similarities and differences, sequencing, and classifying)
      Improving students’ understanding of key concepts in Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science
      Completing structured exercises to write sentences and paragraphs

      154 classroom-reproducible pages

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    • 1st Grade Thinking Skills And Key Concepts

      $21.99

      Thinking Skills & Key Concepts is a new, standards-based series from the authors of our widely acclaimed Building Thinking Skills(R) series. It is a research-based instructional program that teaches beyond most state and Common Core standards by:
      *Improving young children’s observation and description skills
      *Developing academic vocabulary
      *Developing thinking skills that underlie content learning (describing/defining, identifying similarities and differences, sequencing, and classifying)
      *Improving students’ understanding of key concepts in Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science
      *Completing structured exercises to write sentences and paragraphs

      Grade 1. 164 classroom-reproducible pages, softcover.

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    • Basics Of Critical Thinking Grades 4-9

      $22.99

      Grades: 4-9
      The Basics of Critical Thinking book is designed to teach critical thinking to middle and upper elementary students. Many workbooks claim to teach or develop critical thinking skills, but most of these products never defined critical thinking or try to teach the meaning to students. This book instead defines and teaches critical thinking in a way all students can understand through easy to understand explanations, diagrams, and short engaging activities. In addition to being a course in critical thinking, the activities in this book can be used to supplement lessons in all subjects.

      Although this book teaches common argument forms, its primary focus is identifying and evaluating evidence – the very basis of critical thinking. Most propaganda, advertising schemes, legal trickery, and bad science are not the result of complex arguments; they are the result of half-truths and simple arguments. Students who successfully complete this book will have a fundamental set of critical thinking skills they can use their entire lives.

      146 classroom-reproducible pages, softcover. Line-listed answer key included.

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    • Critical Thinking Math 6

      $14.99

      Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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    • Critical Thinking Math 5

      $14.99

      Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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    • Critical Thinking Math 4

      $14.99

      Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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    • Critical Thinking Math 3

      $14.99

      Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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    • Critical Thinking Reading 6

      $14.99

      Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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    • Critical Thinking Reading 5

      $14.99

      Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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    • Critical Thinking Reading 4

      $14.99

      Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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    • Critical Thinking Reading 3

      $14.99

      Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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    • Critical Thinking Reading Set

      $59.96

      This Set Includes:
      TCB3912 Grade 3

      TCB3913 Grade 4

      TCB3918 Grade 5

      TCB3919 Grade 6

      Additional Info
      Give students the tools and the experience they need to critically analyze text and respond to test questions that are correlated to Common Core Standards. Begin with Test A which provides call-out tips on how to approach each question or problem. Progress to Test B which provides fewer tips. Test C provides no tips. Since the goal is to learn to think critically (not just score well), the answer key gives not just the right answers, but also explanations for why one answer is correct and the others are incorrect.

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    • Thinking Skills For Tests Upper Elementary

      $27.99

      Teach students to apply their critical thinking skills when taking tests!

      Standardized tests measure the ability to think carefully and critically. Most parents and teachers prepare their students for standardized tests using practice tests that lack vital instruction in test-taking skills. This easy-to-use, fun product teaches students how to use highly effective critical thinking skills and other strategic test-taking skills to improve their test scores. Thinking Skills for Tests presents essential thinking skills that form the base of both verbal and nonverbal reasoning and logic in reading and math.

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    • Jumbles : Grades 3-5

      $11.99

      Jumbles are quick, fun word puzzles that teach students syllables, new vocabulary, prefixes, suffixes, compound words, and plurals. In order to solve the riddles, the students will use multiple word meanings, synonyms, homographs, homophones, idioms, and figurative language.

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    • Mathematical Reasoning Level E

      $42.99

      Mathematical Reasoning(TM) helps students devise strategies to solve a wide variety of math problems. This book emphasizes problem-solving and computation to build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher-level math and math assessments. This book is written to the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The Level E book is a complete curriculum for the fourth grade level.

      These highly effective activities take students far beyond drill-and-practice by using step-by-step, discussion-based problem-solving to develop a conceptual bridge between computation and the reasoning required for upper-level math. Activities and units spiral slowly, allowing students to become comfortable with concepts but also challenging them to continue building their math skills.

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    • Smarty Pants Puzzles Level 1

      $11.99

      Smarty Pants Puzzles are fun, quick, and engaging and best of all they develop a host of critical thinking skills. Students must read the puzzle and analyze the pictures looking for evidence needed to answer the questions. This depth of analysis produces strong reading comprehension skills and teaches students how to find and evaluate evidence. These puzzles can be solved independently or used for educational fun at home or in a classroom.

      Skills:
      * Inference
      * Deduction
      * Conclusion
      * Identification and Analysis of Evidence
      * Synthesis and Analysis of Comprehension

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    • Editor In Chief Beginning 2

      $14.99

      Editor in Chief(R) Beginning 2 improves students’ grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and attention to detail using a standards-based thinking approach rather than drill and practice. This effective method teaches students to carefully analyze and edit stories. This book includes 18 lessons in grammar and mechanics. Students identify and circle errors in each story and write their correction. The grammatical and mechanical errors in the paragraphs are based on general instructional guidelines for specific grade levels; the content level, however, is ungraded, allowing usage of these materials at many instructional levels. Writing styles and content are varied to sustain interest and to broaden the students’ exposure to different writing formats, such as letters, stories, and dialogue. The illustrations integrated into the context of the activities further spark student interest. The skills developed can be applied to the students’ own writing. Detailed answers are also included.

      Editor in Chief(R) Beginning 2 includes lessons and practice with the following concepts: *Capitalization
      *Punctuation
      *Spelling Rules
      *A, An, and The (Articles)
      *Nouns and Pronouns
      *Singular and Plural Nouns
      *Verb Tenses
      *Subject/Verb Agreement
      *Types of Verbs
      *Adjectives
      *Adverbs
      *Contractions
      *Common Word Pairs
      *Rules for Dialog
      *Run-On Sentences
      *Sentence Fragments
      *Homophones
      *Friendly Letters

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    • Inference Jones Level 1

      $11.99

      Inference Jones provides short, fun, and easy-to-use activities that improve critical reading and higher-order thinking by developing the student’s ability to draw inferences from written text. Research shows inferential reasoning is a prerequisite component to superior reading comprehension. The National Foundation for Educational Research concluded that the ability to draw inferences predetermines reading skills: that is, poor inferential reasoning causes poor comprehension and not vice versa.

      We all make inferences in our daily lives (e.g. we naturally think a child is happy because we see them laughing). But how does this ability apply to written communication? When we read a written passage, we’re actually reading a representation of the author’s thoughts and ideas, because the written word does not convey a meaning in and of itself. Readers must construct the meaning through interpretation.

      The reader’s interpretation is the result of inferential analysis which includes drawing from personal knowledge and experiences, social values, and cultural conventions. The interpretation connects a meaning to the words, providing the reader with an understanding of the character’s actions, circumstances, or events in the story.

      Inference Jones: Level 1 has a readability level appropriate for Grades 5-6 but can also be used as a remedial resource for older students (Grade 7-12+).

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    • Inference Jones Beginning

      $11.99

      Inference Jones provides short, fun, and easy-to-use activities that improve critical reading and higher order thinking by developing the student’s ability to draw inferences from written text. Research shows inferential reasoning is a prerequisite component to superior reading comprehension. The National Foundation for Educational Research concluded that the ability to draw inferences predetermines reading skills: that is, poor inferential reasoning causes poor comprehension and not vice versa.

      We all make inferences in our daily lives (e.g. we naturally think a child is happy because we see them laughing). But how does this ability apply to written communication? When we read a written passage, we’re actually reading a representation of the author’s thoughts and ideas, because the written word does not convey a meaning in and of itself. Readers must construct the meaning through interpretation.

      The reader’s interpretation is the result of inferential analysis which includes drawing from personal knowledge and experiences, social values, and cultural conventions. The interpretation connects a meaning to the words, providing the reader with an understanding of the character’s actions, circumstances, or events in the story.

      Inference Jones: Beginning has a readability level appropriate for grades 3-4 but can also be used as a remedial resource for older students (grades 5-12+).

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    • Mazes K

      $3.49

      This series is designed to help children practice and master a variety of skills, including beginning math, penmanship, reading comprehension, and much more. These books can be used to enrich learning, reinforce skills, and provide extra practice. The compact size allows the books to fit easily in children’s hands and backpacks.

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    • Mazes 1

      $3.49

      This series is designed to help children practice and master a variety of skills, including beginning math, penmanship, reading comprehension, and much more. These books can be used to enrich learning, reinforce skills, and provide extra practice. The compact size allows the books to fit easily in children’s hands and backpacks.

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    • Crossword Puzzles 2

      $3.49

      This series is designed to help children practice and master a variety of skills, including beginning math, penmanship, reading comprehension, and much more. These books can be used to enrich learning, reinforce skills, and provide extra practice. The compact size allows the books to fit easily in children’s hands and backpacks.

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    • Hidden Pictures 1-2

      $3.49

      This series is designed to help children practice and master a variety of skills, including beginning math, penmanship, reading comprehension, and much more. These books can be used to enrich learning, reinforce skills, and provide extra practice. The compact size allows the books to fit easily in children’s hands and backpacks.

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    • Mathematical Reasoning Grades 4-6 Supplement (Student/Study Guide)

      $24.99

      Mathematical Reasoning(TM) Grades 4-6 Supplement reinforces 4th, 5th, and 6th grade math concepts and skills by helping students devise strategies to solve a wide variety of math problems as they develop analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for success in higher-level mathematics. These activities encourage students to develop investigative, analytical, and explanatory skills as well as a variety of quantitative and spatial relationships that are an essential part of the foundation of mathematics. Students that successfully complete these books will see gains in vocabulary development, observational skills, and the ability to process mathematical concepts on a much higher level. The activities are arranged in six sections which address six major strands in the elementary mathematics curriculum.

      These highly effective activities take students far beyond drill-and-practice by using step-by-step, discussion-based problem solving to develop a conceptual bridge between computation and the reasoning required for upper-level math. Activities and units spiral slowly, allowing students to become comfortable with concepts but also challenging them to continue building their math skills.

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    • Mathematical Reasoning Grades 2-4 Supplement (Student/Study Guide)

      $24.99

      Mathematical Reasoning Grades 2-4 Supplement reinforces 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade math concepts by helping students devise strategies to solve a wide variety of math problems as they develop analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for success in higher-level mathematics. These activities encourage students to develop investigative, analytical, and explanatory skills as well as a variety of quantitative and spatial relationships that are an essential part of the foundation of mathematics. Students that successfully complete these books will see gains in vocabulary development, observational skills, and the ability to process mathematical concepts on a much higher level. The activities are arranged in six sections which address six major strands in the elementary mathematics curriculum.

      These highly effective activities take students far beyond drill-and-practice by using step-by-step, discussion-based problem solving to develop a conceptual bridge between computation and the reasoning required for upper-level math. Activities and units spiral slowly, allowing students to become comfortable with concepts but also challenging them to continue building their math skills.

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    • Balance Math Teaches Algebra

      $14.99

      Understanding algebraic equations and solving algebra word problems has never been easier or more fun! This visual approach uses balance scales to teach algebra. The balance scales provide an intuitive, visual, and entertaining way to master fundamental algebraic concepts. The puzzle-like problems ensure students are cognitively involved while they hone their techniques of simplifying, substituting, and writing proofs to solve simultaneous equations.

      Balance Math Teaches Algebra is designed to move from simple to complex, with lessons scaffolding on earlier learning. And like all the Balance Math and More! books, these problems involve critical thinking and computation. To students, these problems are more like puzzles, with just enough challenge to forget they are doing math!

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    • Whats Different 5-6

      $6.99

      Two pictures appear on each page. Students are asked to identify what is different. These visual puzzles are designed to stimulate problem-solving skills, while improving observation skills. As an added bonus, interesting facts are used to introduce the pages, so teachers can tie the activities to classroom lessons. The activities are also appropriate for students who finish early and for use at home.

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    • Whats Different 3-4

      $6.99

      Two pictures appear on each page. Students are asked to identify what is different. These visual puzzles are designed to stimulate problem-solving skills, while improving observation skills. As an added bonus, interesting facts are used to introduce the pages, so teachers can tie the activities to classroom lessons. The activities are also appropriate for students who finish early and for use at home.

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    • Whats Different 1-2

      $6.99

      Two pictures appear on each page. Students are asked to identify what is different. These visual puzzles are designed to stimulate problem-solving skills, while improving observation skills. As an added bonus, interesting facts are used to introduce the pages, so teachers can tie the activities to classroom lessons. The activities are also appropriate for students who finish early and for use at home.

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