Higher-order thinking skills Year 1 focuses on the critical and creative thinking skills that students need in their daily life. The language and skills taught are perfect for students age 6-7. The unique activities stimulate students and promote them to 'think outside the box'. In the fast-paced and ever-changing world we live in, never has there been a more important time to develop critical thinking skills—but how do you fit this into an already-packed schedule? R.I.C. Publications has the answer with our latest release, Higher-order thinking skills. Through a range of engaging and challenging activities designed to test and strengthen problem-solving skills, this series helps students make deeper connections by integrating their learning across key curriculum areas.