Deductive Thinking Skills

Prepares your child for testing! Develops reading comprehension, logic, and problem solving.

Mind Benders®, our best-selling deductive thinking puzzles, develop the logic, reading comprehension, and mental organization skills vital to achieving higher grades and top test scores in all subjects. They’re also great for developing real-life, problem solving skills.

Students carefully analyze each Mind Benders® story and its clues, identifying logical associations between people, places, and things. The key is to start with the most obvious associations, then deduce less obvious associations until everything finally fits together.

This app has won the following awards: Cathy Duffy 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, Cathy Duffy Top 100 Award Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Learning® Magazine Recommended Resource for Successful Teaching, Mensa Recommended Materials for the Gifted, Practical Homeschooling Logic Award, Practical Homeschooling Software Award, and The Well-Trained Mind Recommended Resource for Logic and Critical Thinking!

Grades: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult
Subjects: Critical Thinking
Author: Anita Harnadek

- 26 activities
- Multi-user login
- Self-tutoring
- Self-grading
- Detailed hints and solutions
- Activities sequenced by difficulty
- Answer check without showing solutions
- Saves unfinished activities
- Ad-free

Mind Benders® helps students succeed on standardized tests today and prepares them for future, higher-level assessments, including:
Cognitive Abilities Test® (CogAT®)
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) / Talented and Gifted (TAG)
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™ (WPPSI™)
Otis-Lennon School Ability Test® (OLSAT®)
Primary Test of Cognitive Skills™ (PTCS)
Cornell Critical Thinking Test (CCTT)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Law School Admissions Test (LSAT)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST)
High Impact Player Assessment (HIP)
and many more!

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What’s New

Version 4.0.0

This update is signed with Apple’s latest signing certificate. No new features are included.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Tonton749367 ,

App doesn't work on iPhone

I paid for this and downloaded this but it will not run, I deleted and reloaded and still nothing. I am using iphone7. I will say that I was able to get it to successfully run on an iPad. I was disappointed that there weren't more puzzles, as I solved all of these in two evenings. For the price, I would expect at least twice as many puzzles. I find the hint feature useless. It is not helpful at all. However, the puzzles are challenging and a great way to build your logical thinking. I wish there was a clear option for that moment when you realize that somewhere your logic was flawed and you need to start over. It's a real pain to have to manually reset every box.

Jamie90210 ,

Detailed explanations would be nice

Otherwise, I like it.

Texas Transplant 2009 ,

5 stars!! My favorite app!!

This app has really helped my critical and logical thinking!! It's very engaging and fun! You can't rush through it--it makes you stop and reason it out. I like the hint button when I get stuck as well as the check answers button to make sure I'm on the right track. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟💫🆒


The Critical Thinking Company
52.1 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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