Author: Bonnie L. Risby
Product Code: 162
ISBN: 9781593631161
Pages: 64
Availability: In stock.

This classic series will excite students' imaginations while enriching skills in logical thinking. Orbiting With Logic problems are easy to incorporate into lesson plans and are formatted to enhance the fullest spectrum of curriculum areas while sharpening thinking skills. Challenging and instructional, these thought-provoking books present sequential exercises in logical reasoning that include relationships, analogies, syllogisms, sequences, deductive reasoning, inference, truth-values, and logical notation. Simple grids coupled with intriguing problems evoke enthusiasm and inspire students to higher and higher levels of thinking. Each book builds on concepts presented previously in the series to offer a comprehensive logic adventure for young thinkers.

The skills students build by using this book are applicable to several areas of the curriculum. Academic skills used in reading, math, writing, and science all depend on the ability to perceive and define relationships, sequence events, and form inferences. But, beyond the academic world, students will find logical thinking an integral part of everyday life.

This is the last in a three-book series designed to sharpen children's thinking skills. Students will be ready for this book once they have mastered Logic Countdown and Logic Liftoff.

Grades 5–7


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on 8/12/2017
from HEMET
Stick with hard copy!
I already have the actual book, but wanted the ebook for use with my Smart Board.  However, after downloading Adobe Digital Edition--it has been difficult to slide from page to page and get prints from.  If I had known it was going to be so difficult to navigate the ADE program (so many of my purchases from Teachers Pay Teachers are PDF, easy to navigate files) I would not have made this purchase. 
by Renee Brown
on 10/25/2013
from United States
Logic for Training the Mind
My son easily memorizes and absorbs information. He processes math and science at very rapid rates, but Orbiting with Logic, like the other 2 in the series, has helped him to slow down and think differently about information he is presented. 
He is learning to train his mind to not only memorize material as facts but to consider how they relate to other similar things. It is helping him to learn how to make conclusions based upon logical deductive reasoning. 
I recommend this book for any student who needs to learn to think critically rather than simply absorb facts. 
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Review by: Cathy Duffy, Cathy Duffy Reviews - January 1, 2009
Blast Off with Logic is a series of three books that build upon one another at increasing levels of difficulty. Logic Countdown, written for grades 3–4, introduces relationships, analogies, sequencing, "all" and "no" statements, syllogisms, if-then statements, deduction, and making inferences. Logic Liftoff for grades 4–6 reviews and expands all of these topics, continues into deeper logical reasoning, and introduces logical notation. Orbiting with Logic for grades 5–7 builds on the previous two books, expands logical notation, and adds logic diagrams and logical fallacies. While it is possible to use any one of the books alone, they really work best as a sort of continuous course . . . Most of us parents will find many of the lessons new and challenging, so we should tackle them right along with our children to improve our own thinking skills.

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