What are Thinking Maps?
There are many different types of Thinking Maps:
Circle (Brainstorming what we already know)
Bubble (Describe an object)
Double Bubble (Compare and contrast two objects)
Brace (Parts of an object)
Tree (Classifying objects)
Bridge (Make associations between objects)
Multi-Flow (Cause and Effect)
Check out our pictures below using Thinking Maps in the classroom!
This is a tree map that we put on the floor to classify the 6 food groups during our Food Guide Pyramid study.
Another tree map used to sort pictures by beginning sounds.
We used a brace map to break down the body parts of a reindeer.
Our double bubble map was used to compare and contrast a reindeer and a cow. The pink writing describes a reindeer, purple describes a cow and the green writing is what the two have in common.
This a students work using a bubble map. They had to use describing words for the picture in the middle. That student described the cat as black, having ears, and soft.