The Critical Thinking Company
"Our eleven-year old son has
learning disabilities. He struggles to read. He struggles to retain
information from day to day. In early January/09, Cat 3 testing rated
his reading score as 2.3, his language arts as 2.4, and his math as 3.6.
We and he were amazed and totally pleased when his scores in late March
were 4.2 for reading, 4.3 for language arts, and 4.9 for math. We wish
to thank The Critical Thinking Co. for their terrific products which allowed this improvement to happen. These are the products we used:
1. Building Thinking Skills® Primary
2. Building Thinking Skills® Level 1
3. Mind Benders® Book 2
4. Mind Benders® A1(first half)
5. Memory Challenge
6. Think Analogies® A1
products have greatly improved our son's academic abilities with only
5-10 minutes per day, per book, and doing two books per day. Next week,
our son will be advancing into another new level of readers and will
have completed 1/3 of grade 5 math. We will continue to use your
products every step of the way. Thanks, The Critical Thinking Co." -
Valerie Brodner, Saskatchewan, Canada
"My sons have benefited
tremendously from your products. Calvin (10) is in a gifted program and
Jack (14) is in an advanced curriculum . They both score in the high
90th percentiles in all standardized tests. As a mom and a university
professor I can't thank The Critical Thinking Co.™ enough." Manika B.
"My daughter is 8, and we had
tried several math programs usually stopping in the school year several
times to find one that 'clicks.' Some of the programs left her in tears
when I would say, 'ok, it's time for math.' She would say they were
just too boring. It was the same thing over and over again. After
visiting a curriculum fair one year, I had tried a Mind Benders®
book because she likes a challenge. She loved it right away. She says
each one is different, and it is fun to try and figure them out. So I
decided to try Mathemetal Reasoning™ Level B.
I was not disappointed. She is quite happy with it. They also have
different types of math problems, not just the same thing over again.
They lay the ground work for higher learning in an easy and fun way.
Thanks so much, I am looking forward to trying other products." - Joanne
"I am a certified teacher in
math and history. My 13-yr-old niece and her friend homeschool with me,
and I was looking for curriculum materials in language arts, since I had
accumulated very little in that area. Thanks to a friend, I was
introduced to your products, and we now use both the Word Roots series and the Editor-in-Chief® series. They now look forward to their grammar sessions, instead of dreading the boring drills in their previous books." - Jane Turner, FL
"When my two children were 8 and 6, they completed Building Thinking Skills® Level 1
in just a few months. Every day they begged to do "the thinking book"
first, and never wanted to stop after just a couple of pages. Many days
they went on and on until I had to make them quit to do something else.
My son jumped three grade levels that year in reading comprehension, and
my daughter experienced major breakthroughs in her understanding of
math concepts. Coincidence? I don't think so! This year we jumped back
in to Building Thinking Skills® Level 2.
They are now 10 and 8, and the interest level hasn't waned at all. I
just love curriculum that the kids can't wait to do and that is
obviously so good for their ability to think and process information.
Thanks so much for such fun products!" - Cindy Landreth, OH
"I am a very experienced teacher and cognitive trainer. I own and direct a learning center and I have used the Building Thinking Skills®
materials with my students. The success of developing the critical
thinking skills is outstanding with these materials. One of my students
was in the Special Education program for years; after working with theBuilding Thinking Skills®
books he returned to grade level in seven months. I have worked with
various brands of thinking skills materials, but The Critical Thinking
Co.™ has the best on the market. I highly recommend these materials." -
Claudette Anderson, Prescription for Success Learning Center, CO
"My four-year-old daughter and I began slowly working through [Mathematical Reasoning]
together this fall. I figured we'd do a little here and there to start
building some pre-math and math skills before jumping into a real
curriculum next year. Well, she fell in love with the book! She would
beg to "do math" everyday, and want to work on it for 30-40 minutes at a
time. Her math skills are now blowing me away! After the section about
dividing quantities in half, she started talking about halves all the
time. And she even figured out what half of 3 was all on her own. She is
now in a 1st grade math curriculum and breezing through it at age
4-1/2. [Mathematical Reasoning] really did what it promised — it built her mind up for future math experiences. Thanks so much for a great product!" - Katie Kopff, MO