Thinking skills enable students to understand and take charge of their own learning. They encompass both critical and creative thinking. This section includes strategies to incorporate critical thinking into your lessons to improve problem-solving ability, creativity, decision-making, and planning.
Primary Logic Puzzles Sampler
Logic puzzles provide opportunities for students to develop skills in logical thinking, problem-solving, making inferences, drawing conclusions, recognizing similarities and differences, and comparing and contrasting. This freebie contains 3 different types of logic puzzles in both a PDF document and a link to a Google Slides™ document.
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