1st Edition

Super Smart 180 Challenging Thinking Activities, Words, and Ideas for Advanced Students (Grades 4-10)

By Stephen S. Young Copyright 2005
    232 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    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, including 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 mindset.

    Grades 4-10

    Introduction Activities Appendix About the Author


    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 hs Web site.

    Organized on a day-by-day basis, each page full of entries for mind-stretching are designed to quickly get students into a contemplative mindset. Ideal for schoolteachers, homeschoolers, and parents or babysitters interested in sharing a moment of brain-stimulating activity, Super Smart is a wonderful educational supplement.,Midwest Book Review, 2/1/06