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The basics of critical thinking / written by Michael Baker ; graphic design by Chip Dombrowski ; edited by Patricia Gray.

Baker, Michael, (author.). Gray, Patricia, (editor.). Dombrowski, Chip, (graphic design.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial j PS 153.42 BAKER (Text) 33946003220253 Parent/Teacher - 1st Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781601445070
  • ISBN: 1601445075
  • Physical Description: vi, 146 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: North Bend, OR : The Critical Thinking Co., ©2015

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Table of contents : What this book teaches -- Four myths about critical thinking -- Pretest -- 1. What is critical thinking -- 2. Decisions and conclusions -- 3. Beliefs and claims -- 4. Finding evidence -- 5. Evaluating evidence -- 6. Inferring and inferences -- 7. Facts and opinions -- 8. Facts and probable truths -- 9. False and probably false -- 10. Facts, probably true, or probably false -- 11. Venn diagrams -- 12. Logical connectives -- 13. Advertising -- 14. Agreements and contracts -- 15. Common errors in reasoning -- 16. Arguments -- 17. Valid and invalid arguments -- 18. Fallacies -- 19. Analogy arguments -- 20. Using critical thinking to make better decisions -- Posttest -- Answers -- Sample from Practical Critical Thinking.
Summary, etc.:
"The Basics of Critical Thinking is designed to teach cirtical thinking skills and concepts to upper elementary through middle school students. Many workbooks claim to teach or develop critical thinking skills, but most of these products never define critical thinking or try to teach the meaning to students. This book defines and teaches critical thinking in a way students can understand and apply..." -- p. iii
Target Audience Note:
Grades 4-9 08001BBP
Subject: Critical thinking > Problems, exercises, etc.
Thought and thinking.

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