Title Cambridge International AS & A Level Thinking Skills
Subtitle Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Author Angus Grogono, Colin Hart
ISBN 9781510421899
List price Rs 2495.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 320
Book size 191 X 248 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Hodder Education
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
About the book
  
 

Description:

This resource is endorsed by Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Improve problem solving and critical thinking skills for studies and life beyond the classroom, while ensuring full coverage of the Cambridge International AS & A Level Thinking Skills syllabus (9694).

  • Focus on creative problem-solving with a clear model demonstrating how to assess the problem, choose and implement the appropriate strategy and give the answer.
  • Improve your critical thinking skills through a meticulous and rigorous approach to analysing, evaluating and constructing arguments and forming well-reasoned judgments
  • Prepare for further study and life beyond the classroom with advice and guidance from experienced authors.
  • Consolidate learning with a range of problems, exercises and examination-style questions.

 

Contents:

Introduction

How to use this book

 

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO PROBLEM SOLVING

Chapter 1: Interpreting the problem • Owning the problem • Modelling the problem • Presentation of information

 

Chapter 2: Tackling the problem (I) • ‘2358’ • Diagramming • Systematic listing • Trial and error

 

Chapter 3: Tackling the problem (II) • Function machines and algebra • Sequence generation • Particular solutions • Venn diagrams

 

Chapter 4: Answering the problem • Misinterpreting the question • Choosing and evaluating strategies • Unforced errors • Ways to check your answer

 

Chapter 5: Processing skills and problem solving • Proportional reasoning • Compound units • Finding averages • Finding lengths, areas and volumes • Rounding • Parsing relationships algebraically • Finding the nth term of a sequence • Bases and binary

 

PART 2: INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING

Chapter 6: Evaluating evidence • Credibility: reliability • Credibility: plausibility • Credibility: corroboration and consistency • Representativeness • Presentation of data • Applying the skills of evaluating evidence

 

Chapter 7: Using evidence • Explanations • Inferences • Applying the skills of evaluating and using evidence

 

Chapter 8: Analysing reasoning • Arguments • Conclusions • Other argument elements • Unstated assumptions • Applying the skills of analysing reasoning

 

Chapter 9: Evaluating reasoning • Logical fallacies • Flaws in reasoning • The use of appeals • Weaknesses in reasoning • Applying the skills of evaluating reasoning

 

Chapter 10: Creating arguments • Supporting a conclusion • Strands of reasoning • Using additional argument elements • Considering counter-positions • Applying the skills of creating arguments

 

Answers to selected questions

Index

 

Target Audience:

This textbook is written for the latest Cambridge International AS & A Level Thinking Skills syllabus (9694).

 
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