Get the minds of bright kids jump-started with these exciting, motivational Super Smart brain challenges. Put the minds of smart kids in overdrive! Filled with 180 “activity-a-day” classroom warm-ups that include new, challenging vocabulary activities and critical thinking activities that push the limits, Super Smart will pique students’ curiosity and tickle their funny bone.
This unique book, designed to challenge the brightest kids, offers teachers and parents a fun collection of activities—logic puzzles, riddles, optical illusions, math mysteries, and thought provokers.
These short, attention-getting mind stretchers serve to grab students’ attention and create a frame of mind and an atmosphere of fun, curiosity, and discovery conducive to getting kids off to a good start. There are three hooks for each day: a vocabulary word, a thought for the day, and a critical thinking hook, each designed to get students thinking and into a receptive mind set.
Stephen Young, Ed.D, recently retired from a 35-year career as public school teacher and professor of education at Morehead State University (MSU). He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from MSU and Ed.S and Ed.D. degrees from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology. In addition to two novels in print, he is also the author of a manual for decision making via critical thinking and a CD of humorous storytelling. His hobbies include singing folk music, woodworking, and maintaining his Web site.