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  • If your child likes to do workbooks (my four year old can't get enough of them) your child will like this book. I know that the grade level is 2nd or 3rd grade, but it does such a good job of breaking down and explaining concepts that much younger children can benefit from this book too.

  • I loved this book at first, but then there came the end...

    Likes:

    The use of logical thinking in this fantasy world was a wonderful idea. It brought about sense in the face of something you don't know.
    The enemy was also well-acquainted with the king, although it may not be for good, as Nikki suspects. She was the one who (spoiler) brought about logic and reason to prove against his word.

    Dislikes:

    The title makes it sound like a fanciful textbook. I wasn't intrigued until I started to actually read it.

    The end comes as a complete cliff hanger. It sounds like a money making scheme to get you to buy the next book.

    All in all this is a wonderful book for those with great minds and those wishing to make their minds greater.

  • "Good variety of puzzles for the beginner to figure out ..." - By Amazon Customer
    Good variety of puzzles for the beginner to figure out what kind they like. The only thing that I didn't like is that the book is broken up into sections and the answers for each section are at the end of each section instead of at the end of the book. My kid figured that out pretty quick and started peeking at the answers instead of working some of these out. I ended up cutting them out of the book. One thing I liked was that it gave instructions on how to do some of the puzzles (like logic puzzles). However, I didn't like HOW the instruction was given.

  • "The book of all ages." - By ERIC
    Great book, beautifully bound and clear pictures.

    Good for all ages to learn the ideas of fallacies from.

    A good book to teach students with!

    Recommended if you are a teacher/person who likes to collect books on mental thought!

  • I have two children, one 7 and the other 8. They both love this book. We solve the problems as a family as we finish up Sunday dinner each week. The problems are challenging while solvable. What a great way to introduce kids to problem solving, analogies and higher level thinking.

  • "This is an excellent book for introducing children to philosophical ideas and their ..." - By Karen Gann (Huntsville, AL United States)
    This is an excellent book for introducing children to philosophical ideas and their respective philosophers. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to explore serious questions about ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics (along with critical thinking) with their child(ren). I am currently using this books as a basis for a homeschool co-op class and the discussions we have are deep and "brain melting" (as my students say). I was specifically looking for something secular (there are a lot of philosophy/critical thinking books on Amazon that are Christian-based) and this fits the bill perfectly because it's neutral with regards to God and theology. The age range of our discussion group is 8 - 13. Some of the younger kids have a harder time comprehending the ideas and going deep into the discussion, but it's perfect for the 11-13 year olds in the group. They've really enjoyed it, and I've enjoyed ... full review

  • I am using Fallacy Detective with two of my children, ages 12 and 10 although occasionally my 6 and 4 year olds listen in too. The book states it is intended for ages 12 and up. My older children are not having any difficulty with this book and my younger ones understand some of it.

    There are a couple things I am doing to help the children really learn the material. They love the book and would like to cover 10 lessons a day if I would let them! First, we are taking it slow with one lesson every couple of days and in-between lesson days we continue to review the fallacies we have previously learned. Two, I have made a list with the name of the fallacy and a short, couple word reminder of the meaning of that fallacy. I have it ... full review

  • "Good Book but way to pricey !!!!" - By Sangita
    I bought this book for my 5 1/2 year old boy for some extra kick for his patterns questions. When I received it was disappointed because it has only few pages to work on. He finished very quickly. Some of the questions were defiantly challenging,he needed my help rest he was able to do it by him self. I also find some pics were confusing, you can't differentiate what they really are. For that much price written would have done a better job by provide more exercise (more questions). Over all it was good but if you do not mind to pay that much money. Do not get me wrong though I gave 4 stars because of the high price but for the material it deserves 5 star.




  • "Very good book to build logical thinking" - By Monabee (Los Angeles)
    I bought this book and the level 3 for my 12 year old son. I am impressed with how well designed and organized it is. It starts with simplest steps and helps him to build up thinking skills step by step. This book has a lot of figures and shapes in it and involves a lot of drawing geometric shapes on dotted areas that is very fun for kids to do. I am homeschooling my son for one year and I use this book every morning to warmup his brain. The instruction are very easy to follow and my ADHD son actually enjoys working on it !!

  • 1) You have only an 8-liter jug and a 3-liter jug. Both containers are unmarked. You need exactly 4 liters of water.

    How can you get it, if a water faucet is handy?

    Question from Classroom Quickies • Show/Hide Solution

    Answer: Fill the 3-liter jug three times, each time dumping the water from it into the 8-liter jug. The third time, this will leave one liter of water in the 3-liter jug, and the 8-liter jug will be filled. Dump the water from the 8-liter jug down the drain, and then empty the one liter of water from the 3-liter jug into the 8-liter jug. Now fill the 3-liter jug again and dump the water into the 8-liter jug. The 8-liter jug now contains 4 liters of water. Various answers are possible.

  • 2) What can you add to 1,000,000 and always get more than if you multiplied the 1,000,000 by the same value?

    Question from Scratch Your Brain • Show/Hide Solution

    Answer: zero, any number less than and including 1.000001, any fraction less than a whole, or any negative number.

  • 3) Determine the common saying depicted in these verbal picture puzzles.

    a. DECI     SION
    b. ANOTHER     ONE

    Question from Think-A-Grams • Show/Hide Solution

    Answer: a. split decision; b. one after another

  • 4) What is the 50th number in this sequence?

    Explain how you got your answer.
    5, 11, 17, 23, 29, 35, 41, …

    Question from Dr. Funster’s Think-A-Minutes • Show/Hide Solution

    Answer: 299. The pattern involves a difference of 6 between adjacent terms of the sequence. Add 6 to 5, getting 11, then add 6 to 11, getting 17, then add 6 to 17, getting 23, etc., until 6 has been added 50 times, ending in 299. Answer explanations will vary.

  • 5) Determine both one-word answers.

    The floor of ship or boat,
    They walk on me at sea;
    Where there’s a C, make it an S,
    At school you sit on me.

    What am I? _______________

    Question from Spelling DooRiddles • Show/Hide Solution

    Answer: Deck, desk

  • 6) The reason he gave the press for leaving his job was illness and fatigue. That wasn’t exactly the truth and it wasn’t exactly a lie.

    Why did he leave?

    Question from Red Herring Mysteries • Show/Hide Solution

    Answer: He was the coach of a professional ball team. The teams owner fired him because he was sick and tired of the teams dismal performance. NOTE: Other explanations are accepted. Per the rules explained in the book one person is supposed to know the actual answer and the player(s) must ask "yes" or "no" questions to deduce the answer. This sample question is simply a fun way to practice critical and creative thinking.

  • 7) Determine both one-word answers.

    Another word for sick,
    Your forehead is quite hot;
    Now put an H in front,
    A mountain I am not.

    What am I?______________

    Question from Spelling DooRiddles • Show/Hide Solution

    Answer: a. ill; b. hill

  • 8) Use the clues to solve the puzzle.

    A duck, a goose, a goat, and a horse all entered the barn at different times one day last week.
    a. A mammal entered the barn first.
    b. The duck entered before the goose.
    c. The goose entered ahead of the horse.

    Who entered the barn first? ____________

    Question from Dr. Funster’s Creative Thinking Puzzlers • Show/Hide Solution

    Answer: the goat

  • 9) Determine the common term or phrase depicted in these verbal picture puzzles.

    a. CHIEDITOREF
    b. T   2222

    Question from Think-A-Grams • Show/Hide Solution

    Answer: a. Editor in Chief; b. Tea for two

  • 10) Use the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division symbols once each to make these equations true.

    a. 600 __ 200 __ 400 __ 300 __ 200 = 200
    b. 200 __ 300 __ 600 __ 400 __ 200 = 200

    Question from Dr. Funster’s Quick Thinks Math • Show/Hide Solution

    Answer: a. 600 x 200 / 400 - 300 + 200 = 200; b. 200 / 300 x 600 - 400 + 200 = 200

  • 11) While relaxing on the deck outside her cabin one summer evening, Vivian fell into a deep trance-like sleep. When she awoke, she felt as if she had slept only an hour or two, but it was now the middle of winter.

    How could this be?

    Question from Red Herring Mysteries • Show/Hide Solution

    Answer: Vivian was on the patio of her first class cabin on a cruise ship. She fell asleep just before the ship crossed the equator on a trip from Hawaii to New Zealand. The equator is the dividing line between the opposite seasons. She fell asleep north of the equator while in the middle of summer and awoke two hours later south of the equator in the middle of winter. NOTE: Other explanations are accepted. Per the rules explained in the book one person is supposed to know the actual answer and the player(s) must ask "yes" or "no" questions to deduce the answer. This sample question is simply a fun way to practice critical and creative thinking.

  • 12) What do you get when a math teacher is a magician? ________________


    Question from Scratch Your Brain • Show/Hide Solution

    Answer: Tricky Problems


  • Answers to Questions:
    1) Fill the 3-liter jug three times, each time dumping the water from it into the 8-liter jug. The third time, this will leave one liter of water in the 3-liter jug, and the 8-liter jug will be filled. Dump the water from the 8-liter jug down the drain, and then empty the one liter of water from the 3-liter jug into the 8-liter jug. Now fill the 3-liter jug again and dump the water into the 8-liter jug. The 8-liter jug now contains 4 liters of water. Various answers are possible.

    2) zero, or any fraction less than a whole, or any negative number

    3) a. split decision; b. one after another

    4) 299. The pattern involves a difference of 6 between adjacent terms of the sequence. Add 6 to 5, getting 11, then add 6 to 11, getting 17, then add 6 to 17, getting 23, etc., until 6 has been added 50 times, ending in 299. Answer explanations will vary.

    5) Deck, desk

    6) He was the coach of a professional ball team. The team’s owner fired him because he was “sick and tired” of the team’s dismal performance.

    7) a. ill; b. hill

    8) the goat

    9) a. Editor in Chief; b. Tea for two

    10) a. 600 x 200 / 400 - 300 + 200 = 200; b. 200 / 300 x 600 - 400 + 200 = 200

    11) Vivian was on the patio of her first class cabin on a cruise ship. She fell asleep just before the ship crossed the equator on a trip from Hawaii to New Zealand. The equator is the dividing line between the opposite seasons. She fell asleep north of the equator while in the middle of summer and awoke two hours later south of th equator in the middle of winter.

    12) Tricky Problems


    The Free Critical Thinking Quizzes are promotional quizzes, not be confused with our time tested and academically sound Cornell Critical Thinking Tests.

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