REVIEW: Mastering Logic & Math Problem Solving (Grades 6-9) from The Critical Thinking Co.™.

DISCLAIMER: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

We are a puzzle loving family!  We love to do work puzzles, logic puzzles, jigsaw puzzles…..basically all different kinds of puzzles.  I am a firm believer that the completion of puzzles helps the mind stay sharp and focused.  There are other beneficial aspects to doing puzzles, which is why I was so excited to be chosen to review Mastering Logic & Math Problem Solving (Grades 6-9) from The Critical Thinking Co.™.

Mastering Logic & Math Problem Solving (Grades 6-9) is a 180-page book that is available as both a physical product and ebook download.  I was given access to the e-book download, and this is the product that I will be writing my review about. 

Mastering Logic & Math Problem Solving (Grades 6-9) is divided into ten chapters.  Each chapter focuses on a type of puzzle. 

The introduction to the book provides the user with general problem-solving strategies which I found to be extremely useful.  As a former elementary classroom teacher, these are skills that I was constantly reinforcing with my students.  Examples include making a model, acting out the problem, and working backward.  I spent time reviewing these strategies with my children, and we would refer back to them while working these puzzles.

We used Mastering Logic & Math Problem Solving (Grades 6-9) is a variety of ways.  I printed several off when we were traveling in the car and allowed my children to work through them.  Sometimes I let them use the white board to draw a picture or allowed them to act the problem out.  Most of the time, they chose to use graph paper to work it out.

During the review period, we completed several problems from every chapter, so that we could get an idea on the various types of problems that were available.  Each of my children had a favorite type that they liked to solve.  My ten-year-old son loved any of the problems that dealt with algebra and numbers.  My eleven-year-old son loved working on the geometry type projects that dealt with shapes.  My twelve-year-old daughter loved working on the problems that could be acted out, such as the “Crossing the River” problems.

We loved using Mastering Logic & Math Problem Solving (Grades 6-9) from The Critical Thinking Co.™. My children have gained valuable skills in developing their problem solving, analytical thinking, and logic reasoning.  They were able to apply the knowledge they learned and transfer it in other areas of their learning.  I saw a growth in their confidence.  I would highly recommend Mastering Logic & Math Problem Solving (Grades 6-9) from The Critical Thinking Co.™.  It can be purchased for $17.99 for a soft-cover book, or ebook.

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