Something between logic countdown and lift off?

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I ordered logic liftoff for my daughter (11.5/6th grade) and I think it's way too challenging. I looked at the samples of logic countdown and it seems way too simple. Is there anything sort of between these levels?

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The final level in the deductive reasoning puzzle books from Prufock - Logic Safari - is probably about that level, but it's only one type of puzzle.

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Thanks, I think she would get bored without more variety. Hoping others chime in.

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Detective Club is also fun.

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Not to highjack, *but* what is the difference between the Logic Liftoff series and Logic Safari?

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I use Logic Countdown in 5th and Liftoff in 6th. I haven't found so far that Countdown is too simple. Maybe the sample was misleading?

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I only saw the sample on amazon.

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Not to highjack, *but* what is the difference between the Logic Liftoff series and Logic Safari?

We've used both. The Liftoff series is a wide variety of logic problems and puzzles - analogies, patterns, deductive reasoning, putting things in order, inferences, etc. There are a few of each type of puzzle or problem in each book. It also introduces formal logic notation by the final book.

The Safari series is only deductive reasoning logic grid problems.

Both series are short workbooks.

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You could do both: start with Count Down, have lots of success and get a good foundation, and then move on to Lift Off. It could be that once she completes Count Down, she'll be in "logic mode" and ready for Lift Off.

More critical thinking ideas to develop a variety of brain thinking and puzzle solving skills to aid in preparing for more formal Logic:

workbooks:

- Puzzlemania series (gr. 1-5) -- variety of "best of" puzzles from Highlights magazine

- Dr. Funster Think-A-Minutes (gr. 3-6)

- Dr. Funster's Creative Thinking Puzzlers (gr. 3-6)

- Critical Thinking Activities in Pattern, Image, Logic (gr. 4-6) -- by Seymour

- critical thinking puzzles from Tin Man press

software:

- Logic Journey of the Zoombinis (by grade level)

- Revenge of the Logic Spiders (by grade level)

- Crazy Contraptions series (gr. 3+)

- Operation: Neptune (gr. 3-6)

- Mission: T.H.I.N.K. (gr. 2-6)

games:

- Mastermind

- Amazing Labrynth

- 221 B. Baker Street

- Checkers

- Chess

- Boggle

- Scrabble

- Quarto

puzzle pages:

- mazes

- crosswords, word jumbles, anagrams

- codes, cryptograms

- sudoku puzzles

- ken-ken puzzles

solving "whodunnits":

- minute mystery books by Conrad, Sobol, Sukach, Obriest, and others

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