Critical Thinking Tip #7: When your student finishes math problems, ask them to teach you how they came up with that answer. Then discuss if that method and answer make sense.
Critical Thinking Tip #2: Ask your student about their opinions on what they read. Why do they like or dislike a book? Why do they think a particular event in a story is important? Why do they like or dislike certain characters?
We often hear about how critical thinking is an important life skill and how it is now becoming the focus of math and English in school. There are many tricks parents can do to build students critical thinking skills. These methods will prepare your student for the new Common Core Standards. Over the next several posts, we will take a closer look at some easy ways to help children involve critical thinking daily.