Mind Builders – Test Your Thinking Skills is the updated version of the renowned and highly acclaimed Carlong Further Multiple Choice Assessment Tests – Mental Ability. This new and improved text includes seven (7) test papers of 100 items each, which are designed to stimulate, improve and test the mental ability of children ages 10 to 12 years at the primary level.

 Like Mental Ability, Mind Builders integrates numerous topics, including Venn diagrams, equations, vocabulary, analogies, antonyms and synonyms, across several subject areas such as Mathematics, Language Arts and Reasoning and Problem-Solving. This text strategically uses the multiple-choice question format to give students additional practice with this type of testing to be used in the new Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination. As a bonus, answer sheets for each test are provided.

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Mind Builders is in line with the new National Standards Curriculum and meets the mounting demands from the public and schools to revive the out-of-print Mental Ability.



Sample questions:

Each test paper has two sections. Section I comprises 70 items covering several topics such as Venn diagrams and vocabulary. Section II consists of 30 visual discrimination items.













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The Authors:

Delores O’Connor is an experienced educator who has taught at the primary and secondary levels and has authored several books at the primary level. She is a former Education Officer at the Ministry of Education in Jamaica and was director of Academics at the HEART Trust/National Training Agency.

The late Joyce McKenzie was an educator and former Education Officer at the Ministry of Education in Jamaica. She was also the Director of the Vocational Learning Department at the HEART Trust/National Training Agency.


Mind Builders – Test Your Thinking Skills is available for purchase at Sangster’s Book Stores and other leading bookstores in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries.