Skill Matrix and Recommendations to Prepare for the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® OLSAT-8® Level E recommended for administration in Gr 4
Here are our suggestions in order for the typical highly capable child. The first two are the most important.
Building Thinking Skills for core verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills
Think Analogies or Thinkanalogy Puzzles for the nitty gritty on verbal analogies and lots of examples
Math Analogies for analogies using numbers and shapes
Spectrum Test Prep Grade 5 for examples of how questions might look on a test and general information on how to approach a multiple choice test (if your child is a good test taker you can pass on this one)
Creative Thinking Puzzles for a variety of puzzles playing with language and numbers
Mind Benders for logic
Think-a-Minutes for practice solving a variety of puzzles using skills that will be tested and similar skills.Learn to brainstorm and move on when you just can't see the answer.
Mathematical Reasoning if your child needs to work on core math concepts
Visual Mind Benders to challenge your child to solve a problem presented as a matrix
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