The Thinking Toolbox

The Thinking Toolbox

Publisher: MISC STL
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$19.97
Thirty-Five Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning Skills by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn

This book is like a toolbox, full of different kinds of tools you can use for different thinking tasks. Just as you use the wrench in a regular tool box to fix the sink, so you can use the tools you are given in this book to solve thinking problems. For ages 12 and up.

Features

  • Fun to use – not dry like a math textbook
  • Can be used after or before The Fallacy Detective
  • Introductory – teaches skills you can use right away
  • Self-teaching format
  • For ages twelve and older
  • Over 60 cartoon illustrations by Richard LaPierre

Table of Contents

  • How to Use This Book
  • Tools for Thinking
  • A Thinking Tool
  • A Discussion, a Disagreement, an Argument, and a Fight
  • When It Is Dumb to Argue
  • Fact, Inference, or Opinion
  • Finding the Premises and Conclusion
  • How to List Reasons Why You Believe Something
  • How to Defeat Your Own Argument
  • When Not to Use Logic
  • Tools for Opposing Viewpoints
  • Using the Opposing Viewpoints Chart
  • Opposing Viewpoints Are Everywhere
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Evidence
  • You Can’t Believe Everything You Hear
  • Are You Primary or Secondary?
  • Who Has a Reason to Lie?
  • Corroborating Evidence
  • Mystery of the Stolen Manoot
  • Stir Plot until Thickened
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
  • Does a Possibly Make a Probably?
  • Circumstantial Evidence
  • Puzzling Developments
  • Tools for Science
  • Mole the Scientist
  • Tools that Help Scientists Do Their Job
  • How to Be a Keen Observer
  • Brainstorming
  • Hypothesis Is a Huge Word
  • How to Prove You Are Wrong
  • A Good Experiment
  • How to Analyze Data
  • Listen and Learn
  • Pseudoscience
  • A Little Project
  • Projects
  • “Herbal the Verbal Gerbil” Game
  • The Mystery of the Large Letter Library
  • Answer Key
ISBN: 9780974531519
Book Title The Thinking Toolbox
Publisher: MISC STL
Thirty-Five Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning Skills by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn

This book is like a toolbox, full of different kinds of tools you can use for different thinking tasks. Just as you use the wrench in a regular tool box to fix the sink, so you can use the tools you are given in this book to solve thinking problems. For ages 12 and up.

Features

  • Fun to use – not dry like a math textbook
  • Can be used after or before The Fallacy Detective
  • Introductory – teaches skills you can use right away
  • Self-teaching format
  • For ages twelve and older
  • Over 60 cartoon illustrations by Richard LaPierre

Table of Contents

  • How to Use This Book
  • Tools for Thinking
  • A Thinking Tool
  • A Discussion, a Disagreement, an Argument, and a Fight
  • When It Is Dumb to Argue
  • Fact, Inference, or Opinion
  • Finding the Premises and Conclusion
  • How to List Reasons Why You Believe Something
  • How to Defeat Your Own Argument
  • When Not to Use Logic
  • Tools for Opposing Viewpoints
  • Using the Opposing Viewpoints Chart
  • Opposing Viewpoints Are Everywhere
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Evidence
  • You Can’t Believe Everything You Hear
  • Are You Primary or Secondary?
  • Who Has a Reason to Lie?
  • Corroborating Evidence
  • Mystery of the Stolen Manoot
  • Stir Plot until Thickened
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
  • Does a Possibly Make a Probably?
  • Circumstantial Evidence
  • Puzzling Developments
  • Tools for Science
  • Mole the Scientist
  • Tools that Help Scientists Do Their Job
  • How to Be a Keen Observer
  • Brainstorming
  • Hypothesis Is a Huge Word
  • How to Prove You Are Wrong
  • A Good Experiment
  • How to Analyze Data
  • Listen and Learn
  • Pseudoscience
  • A Little Project
  • Projects
  • “Herbal the Verbal Gerbil” Game
  • The Mystery of the Large Letter Library
  • Answer Key
ISBN: 9780974531519