Woohoo! Let’s have a true mental workout! Amid head scratching, laughter, and brain stretching, students will develop thinking skills that will develop their fluency and understanding of word meanings and associations, spelling, vocabulary, reading, critical thinking, math analysis and reasoning, and creative problem-solving skills. Intriguing puzzles will exercise organized analysis skills and sharpen inductive and deductive thinking skills.
We will also introduce verbal and mathematical analogies in this class. Analogies occur in life and frequently in high-stakes tests. Understanding analogies and the ability to reason analogically (reasoning used to identify, evaluate, and solve an analogy) are important problem-solving skills which are an essential part of math and vocabulary development. The immediate benefit is to recognize and solve simple analogies. The long-term benefits are improved reasoning skills that enable students to break problems into their component parts, recognize analogies embedded in arguments, and evaluate them.
And to keep us thinking, we will have plenty of visual and verbal brain-scratching riddles that expand student’s thinking skills to use important skills of associative, inductive, and divergent thinking to find the answers. Students will learn to recognize important ideas, examine these ideas from different points of view, and then find connections between the ideas. These teachable skills are essential for efficient, successful, open-ended problem-solving of all kinds.
This class will grow your child from bright to brilliant. Don’t miss it!
- Minimum recommended age: 9
- Instructor: Ms Aditi Sigar
- Fridays, 12:45 -1:45 PM ET
- 4 classes
- February 4, 11, 18, 25