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Thinking Tools

Thinking Maps are a great way for children to organise their information and ideas and ultimately make connections that will help to further their understanding within a topic.

The Circle Map

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Thinking Process: Defining in context

Used for: Thought showers and for showing prior knowledge about a topic by providing context information.

Circle Map Examples

The Flow Map

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Thinking Process: Sequencing, identifying stages in a process, identifying the stages and sub stages of an event (or order of numbers, operations, steps)

Used for: Sequencing and ordering information with major stages of an event and sub stages.

 

Flow Map Examples

 

The Double Bubble Map

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Thinking Process: Comparing and contrasting.

Used for: Identifying unique and common qualities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Bubble Map Examples

 

The Multi-Flow Map

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Thinking Process: Identifying interrelated causes and effects of events.

Used for: Showing and analysing reasons and impacts relationships.

 

Multi-Flow Map Examples

 

The Brace Map

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Thinking Process: Structure analysis. Part-whole reasoning of physical objects and their parts.

Used for: Analysing physical objects.

 

Brace Map Examples

 

 

The Tree Map

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Thinking Process: Categorising/ grouping/ classifying.

Used for: Classifying things and ideas.

 

 

 

 

Tree Map Examples

 

Bridge Map

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Thinking Process: Seeing analogies by identifying similarities between relationships.

Used for: Developing a deep understanding of concepts by selecting a relating factor which fits both sides of an analogy.

 

Bridge Map Examples