Thinking resources for teachers using Thinking Maps

Official Site

What Are Thinking Maps®?

The Thinking Maps® model program consists of eight maps that correspond with fundamental thinking processes. The Circle Map is used for defining in context; the Bubble Map, describing with adjectives; the Flow Map, sequencing and ordering; the Brace Map, identifying part/whole relationships; the Tree Map, classifying/grouping; the Double Bubble Map, comparing and contrasting; the Multi-Flow Map, analyzing causes and effects; and the Bridge Map, seeing analogies. These maps are a "common visual language" for students in all subject areas (Grades K-12).

What Are Thinking Maps?

Wikipedia Page for Thinking Maps

Article on how they are used

What are the Different Types of Maps?

Additional Templates

Can I See Examples of Them in Use?

Brevard County Examples

Do They Work?

Long Beach, CA Study on Use of Thinking Maps

Wellstone High School Analysis


Podcast: The Flow Map by Trang Lai
or access via iTunes

Thinking Maps® Galleries/Examples

Thinking Maps® in Language Arts

Thinking Maps® in Open Court Reading Program

Thinking Maps® for Writing Part 1 | Part 2 by City Teacher

Thinking Maps for Teaching Complete Sentences

Thinking Maps® for Reading/Writing Homework Flow Map | Circle Map by City Teacher

Thinking Maps® in Science

Thinking Maps® in Math Curriculum

Bubble Map Powerpoint

More Examples

General Graphic Organizer Resources:

Other Graphic Organizers

Recommended Books/Software:

Other books by Thinking Maps® Author, David Hyerle

Video: From Graphic Organizers to Thinking Maps®

General Graphic Organizer Books

Inspiration (Graphic Organizer Software)

Mind Map Books by Tony Buzan


Thinking Maps® are a registered trademark of Thinking Maps® Inc.
Click here to visit their official site.