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The Eight Thinking Maps

Posted on: November 26, 2015

The following are the eight maps that correspond with fundamental thinking processes.

The Circle Map: defining in context.

Example below: What is inside your pencil case?

map

The Bubble Map: describing with adjectives.

Example below: Describe your mother

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The Double Bubble Map: comparing and contrasting.

Example below: Please compare durian and rambutan

map3

The Tree Map: classifying/grouping.

Example below: Categorize traditional food in our country

map4

The Brace Map: identifying part/whole relationships.

Example below: Please write out human body part

map5

The Flow Map: sequencing and ordering.

Example below: What is the process of brushing teech?

map6

The Multi-Flow Map: analyzing causes and effects.

Example below: Can you specify the reason and consequences of playing truant?

map7

The Bridge Map: seeing analogies.

Example below: Can you relate colours with things?

Note: RF stands for “relating factor”

map8

Here is a summary from Thinking Maps, Inc:

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And here is a good article on how they are use: http://www.scoe.org/files/AH_maps.pdf

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