Students who can "do" math, but who don't understand why the math problem works out the way it does lack critical thinking skills.Students who read well, but who don't understand what they read lack critical thinking skills.Students read the clues and try to figure out the mystery number. Word Ladders Students change one letter in each word on the puzzle to make a new word.
Sudoku for Kids Learn Sudoku with these easy, fun puzzles. Word-Maze Puzzles Connect the letters in these maze puzzles to make words from the list.
Then find a science fact written in the unused letters.
Your students will employ key critical thinking skills to solve time, measurement, and money problems in this activity.
Students need a strong foundation in close reading comprehension and mathematical concepts in order to work through these sample problems.
The earlier you start instruction in the area of critical thinking skills, the more naturally your students will begin to think this way in all of their subject areas.
Critical thinking is a vital skill that students need throughout their lives.Brain teasers will become brain pleasers with these creative, stimulating worksheets that students will love to do just for fun.When students are not taught critical thinking skills at the lower grade levels, teachers at higher grade levels (even at the college level) have to begin their teaching efforts here before they are able to begin core subject instruction.Logic puzzles and riddles help to develop problem solving and critical thinking skills as well as vocabulary.The benefits of these game-based learning worksheets will last well beyond fifth grade.Use this activity in class or provide it to students to take home for practice.Addition Squares Build logical thinking skills with these addition square puzzles.Students who can put sentences together correctly grammatically, but who can't respond to a writing prompt meaningfully lack critical thinking skills.It is incumbent upon teachers of all subjects to make sure that their students are well-versed in these skills.Brain Teasers Challenge students with these mind-bending, critical thinking puzzles.Cipher Wheels: Secret Code Facts Assemble a cipher disk and use it to decode facts about animals, explorers, plants, and other science/social studies topics.