Mind Building Math develops students' critical thinking skills in mathematics based on national standards and math topics. Each activity promotes problem-solving, logic, and observation skills that prepare students for higher-level math and early assessment tests. These versatile, engaging activities support any math program. These entertaining puzzles/story problems require students to count, compare, classify, match, draw, sort, look for patterns, interpret, and analyze using visual clues. Students are actively encouraged to verbalize their thinking to aid comprehension and to reinforce concepts and skills. Includes teaching suggestions and answers.