Drawing Solutions is designed to help students develop the skill of turning an abstract problem into a visual, semi-concrete format. This ability is an important step in the development of effective problem-solving techniques.
By creating a visual representation of the components of a problem, students can more easily perform necessary operations and actually see the logic (or the absence of logic) in their solution. It simplifies the process of following a sequential order in problem-solving. It also provides a means for “talking through” the steps taken, making inconsistencies easier to detect. At a glance, teachers can evaluate problem-solving methods and grasp of concepts demonstrated by students.
You will find this book to be an effective teaching tool for many ages and readability levels. Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy of thinking skills, it is suitable for grades 3-6. Readability is approximately at the 3rd-4th grade level.
An answer key is provided, but in some instances, student answers will differ from those given. Encourage and accept explanations of varying
Improve critical thinking skills and you're sure to improve reading comprehension, problem solving, writing skills and more! These step-by-step activities are carefully structured to give students the thinking and logic skills they need to master every area of learning. The delightful exercises challenge students to think using a variety of methods and is arranged sequentially to help learners develop critical thinking in easy-to-digest steps. A terrific way to give your students the tools they need for success in school as well as in their daily lives!
Reading Level 3-4 | Interest Level 2-6
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