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Our Homeschool Logic/Thinking Unit

Among the usual math, grammar and writing assignments, Tori must also complete one logic activity a day. I think it’s important to get different ‘types’ of thinking into a childs day. So, I thought I’d share the products we use throughout the week. I really like each of these for what they offer in the way of thinking and logic. *

*descriptions are copied straight from the products website.

MONDAY
antivirus
There’s a virus lurking on the board; time to assemble some powerful little cells to fight it off! In Anti-Virus, your child must manipulate the pieces so that he can push the red “virus” piece out of the game board through the exit in the top corner.
60 Challenges
Anti-Virus is a sliding puzzle game with tiles that only slide diagonally. A best-seller at homeschool conferences, this very tactile game develops logical thinking, strategic planning, and visual-spatial perception. Made from sturdy plastic with brightly colored pieces, Anti-Virus has sixty puzzle challenges and includes a drawstring bag for storing the game board and puzzle pieces. Set also includes an instruction book complete with rules and solutions.
TUESDAY
Editor in Chief improves your child’s grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and attention to detail using a standards-based thinking approach rather than drill and practice. This effective method teaches students to carefully analyze and edit stories that contain errors in writing mechanics and story details.
WEDNESDAY
http://allinonehomeschool.wordpress.com/individual-courses-of-study/thinking/  On Wednesdays she has to choose an activity from this link. It has lots of wonderful thinking games. Some of them are pretty difficult.
THURSDAY
The Fallacy DetectiveThe Fallacy Detective is self-teaching, meaning no other resources are needed, but it is intended for children and parents to use together. It deals primarily with misleading notions. This is the most practical segment in the study of logic. Abundantly easy to use, and engaging to boot, we read The Fallacy Detective aloud as a family and enjoyed some friendly competition as we raced to answer the questions orally.
FRIDAY
Engino Mechanical Simple Machines
Build Nearly Sixty Models!
Simple Machines includes detailed directions for building nearly sixty working models, including a hand drill, car with reverse turning wheels, a revolving crane, and many other types of machines. Also included are the Simple Machines reproducible worksheets for thirty-one activities (fourteen printed and seventeen to download) that present a unique, hands-on method of testing your children after each section. But if testing is not how your family rolls, then use this extra booklet as an additional source of experiments pertaining to simple machines.
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