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Critical Thinking Detective™ – Math Beginning

Fun Mystery Cases to Improve Math Skills

Grades: 5-12+

Critical Thinking, Mathematics

Grades: 5-12+

Critical Thinking, Mathematics

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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.

For more critical thinking and detective fun, please see the complete Critical Thinking Detective series and Something's Fishy in Lake Iwannafisha.

Product Details

Item#: 11622BBP
Author(s): Darin Beigie
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-979-5
Pages: 48, color, perforated


The Old Schoolhouse Magazine - Homeschool Blue Ribbon Award for Favorite Middle School Product Tillywig Brain Child Award, 2017

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"I have been homeschooling for four years and I just found out about your company a couple of months ago. What a difference your products have made in our homeschool! We all love working together to answer the problems. We feel like mini-detectives in our own home and that's so much fun. Thank you! " - Nancy, Kansas