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Mind Benders® Level 6

Deductive Thinking Skills

Grades: 7-12+

Critical Thinking

Grades: 7-12+

Critical Thinking

  •  Multiple Award Winner
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This 64-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#: 01336BBP
Author(s): Anita Harnadek
TOC: View Table Of Contents
Type: Student Book with Answers
Media: Paperback Book
License: Reproducible
ISBN–10: 1-60144-306-4
ISBN–13: 978-1-60144-306-9
Pages: 64, 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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"Mind Benders® has helped our students perform better on multiple choice tests. The puzzles improve reading comprehension and sequencing as well as general critical thinking. Our scores keep going up!" - Kathy, Memphis, TN
"This kind of practice in thinking helps our students achieve academically." - Montessori Teacher, Ft. Myers, FL
"Great introduction to logic…ample preparation for the more rigorous courses of logic study we've undertaken this year." - Educator, Chicago, IL
"Some of our students who've returned home from college tell us that, of all the things they picked up in the gifted program, the one thing that helped them most was the Mind Benders®. " - Director Of Instruction, Greenville, KY
"These books are great for stimulating a child's thinking skills needed for other schoolwork, standardized tests, and problems in daily life…and kids think they're fun! " - Peggy Zorn, Harvest Home Educators Newsletter, Bedford, GA
"We love your Mind Benders®....I find the deductive reasoning invaluable. It has helped my [students] very much. They love to figure them out. I have observed them using the deductive thinking in other areas of study and just in daily problems or situations." - Wendy, via the Internet
"I've been using your products for years. They're treasures.…Children have always enjoyed the Mind Benders® books.…These materials are the best I've seen anywhere." - Gail, Westland, MI
"The best logic puzzles we've found are in the Mind Benders® books. -Recommended!" - The WellTrained Mind
"These activities appeal to children because they are like 'detective work.'" - Cathy Duffy, Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manual, Greensboro, NC
"I have used Mind Benders® for 17 years with my gifted children--I LOVE them!" - Norma, Overland, MO
"The best logic puzzles we've found are in the Mind Benders® books." - Jessie Wise & Susan Wise Bauer, The Well Trained Mind
"You wouldn't think something so fun could have such a profound effect on your thought process! Mind Benders® sharpen organizational and informational processing skills as well as strengthen reading skills." - Merrilee Defoe, Reviewer
"When we did our first Mind Bender®, we were all stumped at first, but as we worked through them, we realized we were getting better and better. I can't tell you how it made us feel to realize we could think this way. Mind Benders has really trained all of our brains." - Tricia, Ocean View, NJ
"Mind Benders® is truly phenomenal. It combines critical thinking skills with a great amount of logic. I highly recommend it." - Mike, via the Internet
"My students have been nagging me to order more, harder, levels of Mind Benders®. They've gotten pumped up and very proud because they've worked hard at learning to do them. What they've learned to do is really impressive." - Richard, New York, NY
"When I first started Mind Benders®, I was a bit skeptical. But after my practice SAT score was up 80 points between August and April, I am hooked." - Bekah, Age 15, Montgomery, TX
"What a joy it is to have my children actually ask, on a weekend, if we're doing 'star' books (what we call your books). Not only do both kids enjoy doing the work, I can already see a marked improvement in their schoolwork. Mind Benders® is their favorite, and their newfound ability to work out not only which answers are 'right,' but also which 'can't' be right fills them (and me!) with such joy and accomplishment. Thank you for providing books that are a 'step above' the norm -- books that my children actually enjoy doing!" - Leslie, California

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!