Critical Thinking Press is a company that provides a variety of materials to aid in building thinking skills in all areas of learning. From math to science to writing, products are available to help students achieve deeper thinking and understanding . I have often wanted to utilize their products but have never followed through. When a review for Critical Thinking Press became available, I just couldn’t pass it up!
Over the past several weeks, we have been using Crypto Mind Benders: Famous Quotations. In this book, students will build their mathematical reasoning and critical thinking skills. The use of Crypto Mind Benders is simple. There is no prep work needed! Make as many copies of the page as needed for your family. Grab a pencil and let the fun begin! Through a series of three clues, your child will deduce the value of each letter. Once each letter has been assigned a value, the secret code can be broken.
You can view and print a sample page here!
Crypto Mind Benders is a great activity that can be added to your regular studies so easily. We used Crypto Mind Benders as a “fun math” activity on our “fun school day”. At first, my children were not excited about trying this out. However, after the first day, they were loving them. I have four children who have been solving the quotations and it is a race to see who gets the answer first. I must admit, I enjoy solving the quotation as much as the children!
Crypto Mind Benders: Famous Quotations is designed for grades 3-12+ and can be purchased for $10.99.
**Disclaimer: As a member of TOS Review Crew, I received a complimentary copy of this product for the purpose of review. No compensation was made. All thoughts/opinions expressed in this post are my own.