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Analogies challenge us to think analytically about forms, usages, structures and relationships by identifying common characteristics of two things.

Analogies are common in both aptitude and achievement testing. The ability to think using analogy is a skill for life and a strong indicator of intelligence.

You'll probably be familiar with analogies presented in the format
girl: woman boy: x

This is a verbal analogy. Analogies may also involve non-verbal or numerical information. With young children all three types of analogy are often presented with pictograms. With older children, words are used for verbal analogies, numbers for numerical analogies and figures for non-verbal analogies.

The titles in this section develop analogical reasoning.

If your child has difficulty with analogies you might want to begin with the precursor skills. In order to be able to reason using analogy one needs to be able to describe, classify and sequence. Building Thinking Skills starts at the beginning and leads a child through the skills they need to tackle analogies.
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Lollipop Logic: Critical Thinking Activities
Lollipop Logic Book 1
Our Price: $11.95

Grade(s): Pre K-1
Pages: 64

Seven different thinking skills—relationships, analogies, sequences, deduction, inference, pattern decoding, and critical analysis—are presented in a format designed to appeal to the pre-reader.
Lollipop Logic: Critical Thinking Activities
Lollipop Logic Book 2
Our Price: $11.95

Grade(s): Pre K-1
Pages: 64

Seven different thinking skills—relationships, analogies, sequences, deduction, inference, pattern decoding, and critical analysis—are presented in a format designed to appeal to the prereader.
Lollipop Logic: Critical Thinking Activities
Lollipop Logic Book 3
Our Price: $11.95

Grade(s): Pre K-2
Pages: 64

Seven different thinking skills—relationships, analogies, sequences, deduction, inference, pattern decoding, and critical analysis—are presented in a format designed to appeal to the prereader.
Lollipop Logic: Critical Thinking Activities
Lollipop Logic Set
Our Price: $31.99

Grade(s): Pre K-1
Pages: 64

Seven different thinking skills—relationships, analogies, sequences, deduction, inference, pattern decoding, and critical analysis—are presented in a format designed to appeal to the prereader.
Math Analogies Beginning
Math Analogies Beginning
Our Price: $11.99

Grade(s): K-1
Activities: 48
Pages: 42

Understanding analogies and the ability to reason analogically are important problem-solving skills. There are few resources to assist children in the explict use of analogous reasoning with quantitative and spatial information. This series fills that void.
First Time Analogies
First Time Analogies
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Grade(s): K-2
Pages: 48

An ideal launching pad to start non-readers on the road to real thinking experiences with pictorial and symbolic analogies which are both challenging and motivating.
Primarily Logic
Primarily Logic
Our Price: $12.95

Grade(s): 2-3

Seven different thinking skills—relationships, analogies, sequences, deduction, inference, pattern decoding, and critical analysis—are presented in a format designed to appeal to an early elementary child.
Analogies for Beginners
Analogies for Beginners
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Grade(s): 1-3
Activities: 238
Pages: 33

Introduce young children to verbal and figural analogies. Each page gives students an example of the type of analogy that is being introduced and then provides visual or verbal problems for them to solve.
Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies Grade 1
Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies Grade 1
Our Price: $11.99

This book offers differentiated pages that enable teachers to effectively cover all NCTM strands while building building skills and providing targeted practice to meet individual student needs. Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies teaches basic number relationships and higher-level thinking by infusing basic math and problem-solving skills into each problem. The activities cover each strand with three levels of difficulty to allow for differentiated instruction.
Math Analogies Book 1
Math Analogies Book 1
Our Price: $11.99

Grade(s): 2-3
Pages: 48

Understanding analogies and the ability to reason analogically are important problem-solving skills. There are few resources to assist children in the explict use of analogous reasoning with quantitative and spatial information. This series fills that void.
Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies Grade 2
Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies Grade 2
Our Price: $11.99

This book offers differentiated pages that enable teachers to effectively cover all NCTM strands while building building skills and providing targeted practice to meet individual student needs. Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies teaches basic number relationships and higher-level thinking by infusing basic math and problem-solving skills into each problem. The activities cover each strand with three levels of difficulty to allow for differentiated instruction.
Logic Countdown
Logic Countdown
Our Price: $12.95

Grade(s): 3-4
Pages: 32

Challenging and instructional, these thought-provoking books present sequential exercises in logical reasoning that include relationships, analogies, syllogisms, sequences, deductive reasoning, inference, truth-values, and logical notation.
Think Analogies A1
Think Analogies A1
Our Price: $11.99

Grade(s): 3-5
Activities: 48
Pages: 56

Think Analogies® clearly, easily, and effectively teaches students how to analyze and classify analogies by relationship, category, and structure. Also available in a software format as Think Analogy Puzzles A1
ThinkAnalogy Puzzles A software
Think Analogy Puzzles A1 Software
Our Price: $16.99

Grade(s): 3-5
Activities: 20

ThinkAnalogy® Puzzles is a fun, engaging program that helps students truly understand the basis of an analogy. These activities develop razor-sharp analogy, vocabulary, word analysis, and comprehension skills for the highest academic and test performance.
Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies Grade 3
Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies Grade 3
Our Price: $11.99

This book offers differentiated pages that enable teachers to effectively cover all NCTM strands while building building skills and providing targeted practice to meet individual student needs. Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies teaches basic number relationships and higher-level thinking by infusing basic math and problem-solving skills into each problem.
Logic Liftoff
Logic Liftoff
Our Price: $12.95

Grade(s): 4-6
Pages: 32

Challenging and instructional, these thought-provoking books present sequential exercises in logical reasoning that include relationships, analogies, syllogisms, sequences, deductive reasoning, inference, truth-values, and logical notation.
Math Analogies Book 2
Math Analogies Book 2
Our Price: $11.99

Grade(s): 4-5
Pages: 48

Understanding analogies and the ability to reason analogically are important problem-solving skills. There are few resources to assist children in the explict use of analogous reasoning with quantitative and spatial information. This series fills that void.
Analogies for the 21st Century
Analogies for the 21st Century
Our Price: $12.95

Grade(s): 4-6
Pages: 32

Thinking strategies to help recognize the unique relationships between paired items and how these relationships can be replicated. Each lesson introduces new types of analogies, gives examples, and offers hints on solving the analogies. Vocabulary reflects today's culture, and helpful hints help students to build skills that will allow them to perform better on tests.
Thinking Through Analogies
Thinking Through Analogies
Our Price: $12.95

Grade(s): 4-6
Pages: 32

Thinking strategies to help recognize the unique relationships between paired items and how these relationships can be replicated. Each lesson introduces new types of analogies, gives examples, and offers hints on solving the analogies. Vocabulary reflects today's culture, and helpful hints help students to build skills that will allow them to perform better on tests.
Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies Grade 4
Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies Grade 4
Our Price: $11.99

This book offers differentiated pages that enable teachers to effectively cover all NCTM strands while building building skills and providing targeted practice to meet individual student needs. Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies teaches basic number relationships and higher-level thinking by infusing basic math and problem-solving skills into each problem. The activities cover each strand with three levels of difficulty to allow for differentiated instruction.