- Age Range: 9 and up
- Grade Level: 4 and up
- Lexile Measure: 450L (What's this?)
- Series: Brown Paper School Book
- Paperback: 125 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown; 1st edition (October 30, 1976)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316117439
- ISBN-13: 978-0316117432
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Book of Think: Or How to Solve a Problem Twice Your Size (Brown Paper School Book) Paperback – October 30, 1976
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The Book of Think, simply put, is a book that teaches critical thinking skills. The puzzles are fun, and sometimes a bit surreal. The skills learned are invaluable. I believe this series was recommended to us by a gifted education teacher. They strongly shaped my formative years. I remember staying home and reading these two books, and others in the series. They are loaded with practical problems and hands on tools to use. I am sure that a teacher could find lots of great activities for students with these books.
Quick, click on the link and purchase this book, Hate Mathematics, I am not a short adult, Blood and Guts, The Reason for Seasons, This book is about Time... get them all before they are out of print. You won't be disappointed. It may be the best purchase you have ever made for your children and/or students. Maybe even yourself! I think I'll reread them all.
After explaining briefly that people often get roadblocks in their brains, or "build your own mental walls," and keep bumping into them, this book first sets about proving the point, and then proposes several samples of mental gymnastics to get one's brain "unstuck."
The second, entitled "Looking at what you usually see," challenges ten pretty basic assumptions. It asks readers to try a ten-question quiz, answering each item "true" or "false." Then readers are asked how many answers they were absolutely certain of and how many they guessed. After a week, they're asked to try the same quiz over again. In many more instances than one would imagine, readers answer wrong, and a week later, still get a lot of questions wrong.
Similarly, the book instructs readers to "watch out for mental blinders," which prevent problem solving just as much as physical blinders prevent peripheral vision for horses. Drawing a line through nine dots in only four strokes, for example, is possible without lifting the pencil off the page---only if one thinks "outside the box."
Newspapers today are as guilty as school children (and too often, teachers) of insisting that reports may be told only one way. Any news falling outside the lines of "acceptability" essentially get blocked out. This is the boxiest means---that is to say, the stupidest possible---to cover national and international events in a supposed democracy.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book was in good shape. Great book for my classroom library.Published 23 months ago by L. Gaynor
Great book. I use it for children that have various forms of mental illness. Helps them to see things from various perspectives and to problem solve. Read morePublished 23 months ago by C Dub
Had this book as a kid and loved it then. I bought it to share a bit of my childhood with my daughters, and now they love it too...Published on May 11, 2013 by David Macauley
Decades ago, my siblings and I received this book from our father, who is very into using one's mind, learning and just appreciating all the fascinating things life offers us to... Read morePublished on February 21, 2012 by Me
This is a remarkable little book! Written in 1976 and every bit as relevant today, the authors strive to develop the art of thinking by demonstrating all that we have right in... Read morePublished on October 29, 2010 by csoltesz