**Critical & Inventive Thinking skills
allow children to combine several concepts together to derive the answer creatively**

An example of a Critical &
Inventive Thinking question is as follows:

Joel was holding on to 2 red pills and 2 blue pills, and suddenly there is a blackout!

Under the no-light condition, how can he pick out 1 blue pill and 1 red pill?

A child **WITHOUT **critical
and inventive thinking skills:

Will starts scratching their head with nothing comes in mind

In total darkness, the pills will look like this.

Just take any 2 pills and eat it and see what happens next.

Many children will try to solve this question using the “trial and error” method. They will just take any 2 pills and then “see what happens.”

A child **WITH **critical
& inventive thinking skills:

Will bridge math concepts to the problem to look for possible solutions creatively.

Applying the Math Concept:

Sum of Half of each = Half of Total

In total darkness, the pills will look like this.

If Joel were to break every pill into half.

The pills will look like this.

When there is light, the pills will look like this.

Now he will have 1 red pill and 1 blue pill.

**Cleverly builds critical and inventive thinking skills to students in their lower primary years such that they can derive the solutions using all the concepts they’ve learned effectively. **