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SAGES-2 is a test of both aptitude and achievement.  It comes in two different levels.  One level is used with children from Gr K-3 and a second level with children from Gr 4 - 8

Aptitude is measured via a reasoning subtest. The child is asked to solve analogical problems by identifying relationships among pictures and figures.  The questions asked are non-verbal involving pictures and figures (i.e. no words and no numbers)

Achievement is measured via two subtests. On one of these subtests, the child answers questions about language arts and social studies; on the other, he or she answers questions about mathematics and science. The child selects answers from a series of pictures, symbols, or words.

The subtests can be used to examine the relationships between aptitude and achievement. The test is untimed but each subtest usually takes about 20 minutes to administer. All of the SAGES-2 subtests can be administered in small groups or individually.
 
Math Analogies and Building Thinking Skills are the titles we recommend for the aptitiude component of the test.  You'll want just the figural reasoning component of Building Thinking Skills (the first half of the book).  You don't need the number based problems in Math Analogies.
 
For a young child the miniLUK Brain Olympics would be a good choice.  Every book contains a different type of exercises involving pairing up pictures. The controller and books are available separately so you don't need to purchase the entire set as shown here.
 
For the achievement component reading comprehension and deductive logic are the most important skills.  These can be developed using Reading Detective and Mind Benders.  You may also find Math Detective and Science Detective useful.  These cover grade level math and science using a multiple choice questioning format that is heavy on reasoning and understanding.
 
The grade level recommendations on all the books below are for the average child.  If you child is bright and reading above grade level we recommend purchasing a higher level of the series.  Your child will test better if they are prepared to answer the most difficult questions on the test.
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Thinking Skills for Tests Thinking Skills for Tests Set

Grade(s): Pre K-2
Pages: 120 (two books with 60 pages each)

Nine core thinking skills form the base of verbal and non-verbal reasoning and logic and are commonly tested in primary level testing for school and gifted program placement. This title presents questions in a format similar to that of many commonly used tests. The Workbook presents the questions without words just as a student will see them during a test. The Instructor/Answer book provides a script for presenting the questions and additional information for building on the skills.

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miniLUK Combo Set miniLUK Combo Set with Controller

Age: 5-7 years
Activities: 2352

MiniLUK is a complete intellectual development system to reinforce early childhood developmental skills such as visual perception, memory and concentration, critical thinking, beginning math, fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, self-esteem, and everyday knowledge. We will beat any competitor price on this item by 5%.

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Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.

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Building Thinking Skills Primary Building Thinking Skills Primary

Grade(s): K-1
Activities: 435
Pages: 272

Building Thinking Skills®
provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve children's vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.

Requires manipulative blocks sold separately. Purchase of the accompanying Instruction and Answer Guide highly recommended.

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Building Thinking Skills® Primary Teacher's Manual Building Thinking Skills Primary Teacher's Manual pdf file

Grade(s): K-1
Parent/Teacher Support

Instructor/Solution Guide to accompany Building Thinking Skills Primary. Includes objectives, answers, and focus questions that reinforce analytical skills as students think through concepts. This is a pdf file.

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Building Thinking Skills Primary Building Thinking Skills Primary Complete Set

Grade(s): K-1
Pages: 272

Building Thinking Skills® provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve children's vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.

This set contains the student workbook, Teacher's Manual pdf file on cd and two types of manipulative blocks used to complete workbook problems.

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Can You Find Me K-1 Can You Find Me K-1

Grade(s): K-1
Activities: 80
Pages: 101

Can You Find Me? develops skills in reading readiness, science, math, and social studies using five basic thinking skills: similarities and differences, sequences, classifications, analogies, and logic. Each riddle requires identification of two or more clues to deduce the answer. Activities may be enhanced by teaching additional information about the animals, objects, shapes, letters, and numbers used in the riddles.

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Mathematical Reasoning, Level A Mathematical Reasoning Level A

Grade(s): K
Pages: 256

Age appropriate problem solving and computation build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher level math and math assessments. Complete math curriculum for the typical Kindergarten child. Bright children can use this title at a younger age.

Our Price: $39.99
Math Analogies Beginning Math Analogies Beginning

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.

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Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Core Concepts (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 272

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

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Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Core Concepts: Teacher's Manual (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 173

Teacher's Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The student book can be used with a free, downloadable, answer PDF (included with purchase of the student book) or with this detailed teacher’s manual which can be purchased separately.

Our Price: $22.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 272

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

Our Price: $21.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts: Teacher's Manual (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 173

Teacher's Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The student book can be used with a free, downloadable, answer PDF (included with purchase of the student book) or with this detailed teacher’s manual which can be purchased separately.

Our Price: $22.99
180 Days of Math for First Grade 180 Days of Math for First Grade: Practice, Assess, Diagnose

Grade(s): 1
Pages: 203

Activities: 8 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.

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Language Smarts Bk B Language Smarts Level B

Grade(s): 1
Activities: 2100
Pages: 352

This fun, mind building book teaches standards-based language arts and develops critical thinking skills. Language Smarts™ can serve as a core curriculum for language arts or as a supplemental resource. Empower your child's mind as you improve their vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, reading, and writing skills.

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Mathematical Reasoning Level B Mathematical Reasoning Level B

Grade(s): 1
Pages: 272

Age appropriate problem solving and computation build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher level math and math assessments. Complete math curriculum for the typical first grade child. Bright children can use this title at a younger age.

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Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts (First Grade)

Grade: 1
Pages: 272

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

Our Price: $21.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts: Teacher's Manual (First Grade)

Grade: 1
Pages: 209
Format: paperback, reproducible

Parent/Teacher Resource Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The Parent/Teacher resource contains teaching notes. It is highly recommended for new parents learn how to work with their child to develop higher order thinking skills.

Our Price: $22.99
Building Thinking Skills Level 1 Building Thinking Skills Level 1

Grade(s): 2-3
Pages: 370

Building Thinking Skills®
teaches non-verbal and verbal reasoning. These skills are rarely explictly taught in the classroom but are essential for academic excellence and success on any assessment test. In print for over 30 years this is a world-wide top seller. Also available in software - a game like presentation of the same exercises.

Our Price: $29.99
Language Smarts Bk C Language Smarts Level C

Grade(s): 2
Pages: 320

This fun, mind building book teaches standards-based language arts and develops critical thinking skills. Empower your child's mind as you improve their vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, reading, and writing skills.

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Mathematical Reasoning Level C Mathematical Reasoning Level C

Grade(s): 2
Pages: 320

Mathematical Reasoning™ helps your child devise strategies to solve a wide variety of math problems. These books emphasize problem solving and computation to build the math reasoning skills necessary for success in higher level math and math assessments. Complete math curriculum for the typical second grade child. Bright children can use this title at a younger age.

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Math Analogies Level 1 Math Analogies Level 1

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.

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Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts (Second Grade)

Grade: 2
Pages: 160, color

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

Our Price: $21.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts: Teacher's Manual (Second Grade)

Grade: 2
Pages: 192
Format: paperback, reproducible

Parent/Teacher Resource Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The Parent/Teacher resource contains teaching notes. It is highly recommended for new parents learn how to work with their child to develop higher order thinking skills.

Our Price: $22.99
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.

Our Price: $19.99
Language Smarts Level D Language Smarts Level D

This fun, mind building book teaches standards-based language arts and develops critical thinking skills. Language Smarts™ can serve as a core curriculum for language arts or as a supplemental resource. Empower your child's mind as you improve their vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, reading, and writing skills.

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Mind Benders Book 3 Mind Benders Book 3

Grade(s): 3-6
Activities: 60
Pages: 48, perforated

Our best-selling deductive thinking puzzles develop logic, reading comprehension, and mental organizational skills that are vital to achieving high grades and top test scores in all subjects. They’re also great for developing real-life, problem-solving skills.

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Mind Benders Book 4 Mind Benders Book 4

Grade(s): 3-6
Activities: 60
Pages: 48, perforated
Features: reproducible for home or single classroom use

Our best-selling deductive thinking puzzles develop logic, reading comprehension, and mental organizational skills that are vital to achieving high grades and top test scores in all subjects. They’re also great for developing real-life, problem-solving skills.

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Reading Detective Beginning Reading Detective Beginning

Develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills children need for exceptional reading comprehension.

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Math Detective: Beginning Math Detective Beginning

Grade(s): 3-4
Activities: 38
Pages: 150

Math Detective® uses topics and skills drawn from national math standards to prepare your students for advanced math courses and assessments that measure reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing in math.

Students read a short story that includes a chart, table, or graph. Next they answer critical thinking questions to improve their understanding of the math concept and develop their critical thinking (comprehension) skills. Students can’t just scan the story for answers—they must carefully analyze and synthesize the information from the text and the chart, table, or graph to explain and support their answers.

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Science Detective, Beginning Science Detective Beginning

Grade(s): 3-4
Activities: 40
Pages: 150

Science Detective® uses topics and skills drawn from national science standards to prepare your child for more advanced science courses and new assessments that measure reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing in science.

Our Price: $19.99
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.

Our Price: $19.99
Building Thinking Skills Level 2 Building Thinking Skills Level 2

Grade(s): 4-6
Activities: 1374
Pages: 416

Building Thinking Skills® provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as visual and auditory processing. This exceptional skill set provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.Also available in software - a game like presentation of the same exercises.

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Math Analogies Level 2 Math Analogies Level 2

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.

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Language Smarts Level E Language Smarts Level E

Grade(s): 4
Pages: 400

This fun, mind building book teaches standards-based language arts and develops critical thinking skills. Language Smarts™ can serve as a core curriculum for language arts or as a supplemental resource. Empower your child's mind as you improve their vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, reading, and writing skills.

Our Price: $42.99
Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.

Our Price: $19.99
Reading Detective A1 Reading Detective A1

Grade(s): 5-6
Activities: 50
Pages: 242

The standards-based critical thinking activities of Reading Detective® develops the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills children need for exceptional reading comprehension. The activities are especially effective at helping children understand more challenging reading concepts such as drawing inferences, making conclusions, determining cause-and-effect, and using context clues to define vocabulary.

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Math Detective A1 Math Detective A1

Grade(s): 5-6
Activities: 40
Pages: 113

Math Detective® uses topics and skills drawn from national math standards to prepare your students for advanced math courses and assessments that measure reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing in math.

Our Price: $19.99
Science Detective® A1 Science Detective A1

Grade(s): 5-6
Activities: 40
Pages: 150

Science Detective® uses topics and skills drawn from national science standards to prepare your child for more advanced science courses and new assessments that measure reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing in science.

Our Price: $21.99
180 Days of Math for Fifth Grade 180 Days of Math for Fifth Grade: Practice, Assess, Diagnose

Grade(s): 5
Pages: 203

Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.

Our Price: $19.99
Math Analogies Level 3 Math Analogies Level 3

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.

Our Price: $11.99
Reading Detective B1 Reading Detective B1

Grade(s): 7-8
Activities: 50
Pages: 246

The standards-based critical thinking activities of Reading Detective® develop the analysis, synthesis, and vocabulary skills children need for exceptional reading comprehension. The activities are especially effective at helping children understand more challenging reading concepts such as drawing inferences, making conclusions, determining cause-and-effect, and using context clues to define vocabulary.

Our Price: $24.99
Math Detective B1 Math Detective B1

Grade(s): 7-8
Activities: 40
Pages: 136

Math Detective® uses topics and skills drawn from national math standards to prepare your students for advanced math courses and assessments that measure reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing in math.

Students read a short story that includes a chart, table, or graph. Next they answer critical thinking questions to improve their understanding of the math concept and develop their critical thinking (comprehension) skills. Students can’t just scan the story for answers—they must carefully analyze and synthesize the information from the text and the chart, table, or graph to explain and support their answers.

Our Price: $19.99
180 Days of Math for Sixth Grade 180 Days of Math for Sixth Grade: Practice, Assess, Diagnose

Grade(s): 6
Pages: 203

Activities: 5 activities for each of 180 days

This standards-based resource provides an engaging and purposeful practice page for every day of the school year. The practice pages follow a consistent format, and each key mathematical skill or concept is addressed daily.

Our Price: $19.99
Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Figural Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Figural

Grade(s): 7-12+
Activities: 259
Pages: 280

Building Thinking Skills® provides highly effective nonverbal reasoning activities to improve vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as visual and auditory processing. This exceptional skill set provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.

Our Price: $29.99
Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Verbal Building Thinking Skills Level 3 Verbal

Grade(s): 7-12+
Activities: 350
Pages: 384

Building Thinking Skills® provides highly effective verbal reasoning activities to improve vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as visual and auditory processing. This exceptional skill set provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.

Our Price: $29.99
Math Analogies Level 4 Math Analogies Level 4

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.

Our Price: $11.99
   
 
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