Brain Power Enrichment: Level Two, Book Two - Teacher Version Grades 6 - 8
A workbook for the development of logical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
About the Book
Brain Power Enrichment Programs aim to develop problem-solving abilities in students who wish to improve their skills. Additionally, the program may provide challenging, stimulating and inspirational learning experiences through engagement with math and logic problem solving for gifted children. This book accompanies a Level Two student through his/her second semester of the problem solving program (or it may be used independently as a problem solving workbook). All Brain Power programs are based on a step-by-step approach, which enables students to understand problems of increasing complexity. Level Two continues to equip students typically in grades 6 to 8 with problem solving strategies and techniques, and supports the application of these skills to algebra and geometry. The implications for improving one’s problem solving skills are numerous. These include a more positive attitude toward math and science, improved thinking flexibility and creativity in all subject areas, as well as increased success on academic, gifted, university admissions, and professional program tests (many of which are designed with an emphasis on assessing higher-order thinking skills). Moreover, knowledge of a range of problem solving strategies coupled with experience in their application, have benefits which transcend the classroom and enter the realm of professional, social, and intellectual accomplishment.
About the Author
Reuven received his Masters degree (Math and Education) from University of Odessa, former USSR. Reuven worked on post-graduate studies and research in Mathematics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and in Paris, France. For over thirty years, Reuven has enjoyed teaching mathematics in four countries around the world as well as in Canada, and has worked as vice-principal in Paris, France. As founder of Brain Power Enrichment Programs in metro-Toronto, Reuven continues to lead the school as principal, curriculum developer and head instructor. Karine received her undergraduate degrees (B.Sc. and B.Ed) and completed a Master in Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Karine’s Master work focused on teacher development and the field of social justice in the education of immigrant students. Karine completed her doctoral studies in Education at York University. In addition to teaching mathematics and science in various schools across Toronto, Karine has been contributing her talents as a specialized Level 1 and Level 2 course instructor at Brain Power Enrichment Programs for nearly 10 years. Karine dynamically works in the capacities of administrator, curriculum developer, and instructor of the Brain Power Language Arts Enrichment courses.