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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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Math Analogies Beginning First Time Analogies Analogies for Beginners
Math Analogies Beginning
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First Time Analogies
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Analogies for Beginners
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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.
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.
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 Math Analogies Level 1 Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies Grade 2
Math Analogies Level 1
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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. 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.
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.
Primarily Logic Think Analogies A1 Logic Countdown
Primarily Logic
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Think Analogies A1
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Logic Countdown
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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.
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
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.
Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies Grade 3 Math Analogies Level 2 Jumpstarters for Analogies Grades 4-8+
Math Analogies Level 2
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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. 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.
These short, daily warm-up activities will help students in preparing for the day's lesson with activities that ultilize the students' creative, critical thinking, and memory skills. This book will provide students with opportunities to practice their reasoning and logic skills with analogies in language arts, science, geography, health, art and music, and math.
Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies Grade 4 Analogies for the 21st Century Logic Liftoff
Logic Liftoff
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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. 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.
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.
Thinking Through Analogies Advancing Through Analogies Orbiting With Logic
Orbiting With Logic
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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.
Grade(s): 5-8
Pages: 32
Challenging verbal analogies of 16 different types are perfect for teaching analytical thinking, enhancing vocabulary, and improving writing skills.
Grade(s): 5-8
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.
Thinking Kids’™ Math Analogies Grade 5 Math Analogies Level 3 Think Analogies B1
Math Analogies Level 3
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Think Analogies B1
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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. Grade(s): 6-7
Pages: 64, perforated, reproducible

Understanding analogies and the ability to reason analogically are important problem-solving skills. There are few resources to assist children in the explicit use of analogous reasoning with quantitative and spatial information. This series fills that void.
Grade(s): 6-12+
Activities: 49
Pages: 56

Think Analogies® clearly, easily, and effectively teaches students how to analyze and classify analogies by relationship, category, and structure.
Math Analogies Level 4
Math Analogies Level 4
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Grade(s): 8-9
Pages: 58

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.
   
 
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