Challenging Critical Thinking puzzles

Challenging Critical Thinking puzzles

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Author: Michael A Dispezio
Publisher: Vision/Orient paperbacks
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 95
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8122203043

Description

This book uses mind-bending puzzles as an arena to practice critical thinking skills. It offers both new puzzles and traditional puzzles with a contemporary twist.

‘Isn’t it time to give your brain a workout, too?’ Critical thinking requires making observations, predictions, generalizations, comparisons, contrasts, and connections between the parts to the whole, see how ‘in shape’ your mine is with some of the most challenging mind twisters you’ll ever encounter!

• Compare the different threads of two screws. You’ll go screwy trying to decide what would happen if you turned both of them in counterclockwise direction.

• If you’ve got ‘time on your hands’, look at three clock faces and figure out the pattern so that you can complete the fourth one.

• Here’s a whale of a problem: If it takes two killer whales, acting along, two minutes to catch two seals, how long would it take a pod of ten killer whales to catch ten seals?

Contents

Introduction

The Puzzles

The Answers

Index