By Jack A. Coffland and Gilbert J. Cuevas. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in young children through these easy-to-use activities that build skills progressively. The first three chapters address non-routine creative problems, real-life situational problems, and algorithmic problems. Chapter 4 provides transitional activities to help kids better understand numbers, mathematical operations, and how these relate to actual experiences. Chapter 5 focuses on information gathering and processing - practicing the reading skills and math vocabulary necessary to identify and organize information in mathematical problems.