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Mind Benders® Level 1

Deductive Thinking Skills

Grades: PreK-K

Critical Thinking

Grades: PreK-K

Critical Thinking

  •  Multiple Award Winner
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This 56-page book contains several of our best-selling deductive thinking puzzles. It develops the logic, reading comprehension, and mental organization skills vital to achieving higher grades and top test scores in all subjects. These award-winning, fun puzzles are also great for developing real-life, problem-solving skills!

Students learn to carefully analyze each Mind Benders® story and its clues, identifying logical associations between people, places, and things. The key is to make sure you get all the information out of each clue, by starting with the most obvious associations, then deducing the less obvious associations until everything finally fits together.

Step-by-step instructions and detailed answers are included. Puzzles increase in difficulty.

Product Details

Item#: 01328BBP
Author(s): Michael Baker
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 0-89455-872-2
ISBN–13: 978-0-89455-872-6
Pages: 56, perforated


Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum Cathy Duffy Top 100 Award Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted Practical Homeschooling Logic Award The Well-Trained Mind Recommended Resource for Logic and Critical Thinking

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"I've been using your publications since you were Midwest Publications in the 1970s. I have used them with both gifted children and in the regular classroom as well. I am retired now but still work with gifted children on a regular basis. I still make use of many of your series and still have Mind Benders. They are every bit as wonderful now as they were back then!" - Bob , NJ
"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
"The best logic puzzles we've found are in the Mind Benders® books. -Recommended!" - The WellTrained Mind
"Put young detectives on the path to better problem-solving skills. These books, new additions to the deductive reasoning series, help develop the logic, comprehension, visual tracking, and mental organization skills vital to student success." - Resources For Successful Teaching, Learning® Magazine
"Mind Benders® sharpen organizational and informational processing skills as well as strengthen reading skills." - Merrilee Defoe, Reviewer

Test preparation available for the following:

Mind Benders® helps students succeed on standardized tests today and prepares them for future, higher-level assessments including

Cognitive Abilities Test® (CogAT®)
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) / Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™ (WPPSI™)
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® (OLSAT®)
Primary Test of Cognitive Skills™ (PTCS)
Cornell Critical Thinking Test (CCTT)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)
High Impact Player Assessment (HIP)
and many more!