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15 Best Problem-Solving Game Apps For Kids
My friend Todd is a university professor and the number of students that cite Wikipedia articles as their source material falls somewhere between disappointing and frightening. As parents raising 21 st century kids, we need to start teaching critical thinking skills from an early age. Not only will this help our children to discern fact from fiction online, but these skills will transfer to real-life situations and enable them to problem solve in all areas of their lives. Busy Shapes is far more than an app designed to recognize shapes and name them, it teaches spatial relations and how the shapes relate to one another and the space around them. Play difficulty increases at each level and moves quickly to keep kids engaged. Clockwork Brain is a series of brain-building puzzles aimed at improving cognitive abilities in six specific areas: memory, perception, language, logic, reflexes and calculation.
How to Develop Critical Thinking Skills
Critical thinking is an important ability that enables students to better solve problems in the real world as well in the academic world. It is important for high school students develop critical thinking skills by playing board games and logical puzzles. Having critical thinking skills allows students to assess outcomes, compare ideas, synthesize information and draw conclusion from a given piece of knowledge. High school students should try these tools to develop their critical and analytical thinking skills necessary for succeeding in college tests, assignments and exams. Nowadays, websites that offer brain games have gained increased popularity.
Did you know 45 percent of college students lack critical thinking skills, according to a report in Educational Measurement? Yet the ability to assimilate data, draw conclusions and demonstrate what they know—critical thinking—is critical; much more important than memorizing a list of facts. This is especially true in the world of STEM, which is the fastest growing job sector in our increasingly digital world. More: 7 Tools to Promote Reflective Thinking.