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The purpose of this guide is to help you begin to understand history as a way of thinking, as a system of understandings. History is not a list of dates, names, and events to store up in your memory. It is a catalog of stories told about the past that, when told and understood insightfully and deeply, can help us live better in the future.
Kids are open and willing to learn new fundamental skills as long as they are taught in a fun and entertaining manner. JumpStart’s critical thinking activities are therefore a great way to engage students and encourage critical thinking and logical reasoning skills in them!
Critical thinking enables kids to reason better. It helps them base conclusions on facts rather than emotions. From puzzles to activities that require analytical reasoning, there are a variety of ways to encourage kids to use and develop their problem-solving skills.
Apart from all the usual subjects, there are certain other crucial skills that kids need to develop. Critical thinking is one of them. JumpStart has a fun collection of free, printable critical thinking worksheets and free critical thinking activities for kids. Homeschooling parents as well as teachers can encourage better logical thinking, and deductive reasoning skills in kids by introducing them to these exercises.
Thinking is a process common to all human beings, and perhaps to all living creatures. We’re all different kinds of thinkers – convergent, divergent, inductive, deductive, creative – and the list goes on. What kind of thought process does your child have? Does he believe whatever you tell him or does he only go by what he sees for himself? Does he question things? Does he figure out how to get what he wants?
In Grade 3, instructional time should focus on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100; (2) developing understanding of fractions, especially unit fractions (fractions with numerator 1); (3) developing understanding of the structure of rectangular arrays and of area; and (4) describing and analyzing two-dimensional shapes.