Sept. 12, 2012
For years, educators have embraced ThinkFun with their students, tapping into our games to build skills in problem solving and creative reasoning, and to spark a passion for math, language and learning overall. So it is with great enthusiasm that ThinkFun announces the introduction of four products custom made for the classroom, including Zingo! Sight Words, Spanish-English Zingo!, Math Dice Tournament Kit and Shapeometry.
Mary Cay Ricci, Instructional Specialist for Accelerated and Enriched Instruction in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, is particularly excited about ThinkFun’s new classroom collection. Ricci is conducting a two-year study with ThinkFun games to measure the impact of a game-based curriculum on cognitive abilities, with first-year results showing significant gains in students’ quantitative scores. "ThinkFun's new math games are in sync with Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice – perfect for the classroom," she says.
Educators can visit www.ThinkFun.com/teachers for free game resources and to purchase classroom games at a 20% discount using code TEACHERS. Game details are as follows:
Zingo! Sight Words Pre-K – 1st grade, 2 or more players, MSRP $19.99
Learning and mastering sight words – the most frequently used words in the English language and approximately 50-75% of all written material – is a key step in becoming a successful, fluent reader. While playing the popular game Zingo!, students learn sight words selected by leading educators as the most fundamental for reading development.
Spanish-English Zingo! Pre-K – 1st grade, 2 or more players, MSRP $19.99
Students learn Spanish the Zingo! way, using cards and tiles with images – English words on one side, Spanish on the other.
MathDice Tournament Kit 5th – 8th grades, 12 - 18 players, MSRP $24.99
This fast, fun game of mental math long lauded for its benefits is now available in tournament size to accommodate 12 to 18 students with additional math-based games and training sheets.
ShapeOmetry 2nd – 8th grades, single player, MSRP $19.99
Students develop spatial, abstract, and quantitative reasoning skills through a series of challenges that require stacking different colored pieces to create equal shapes. Through hands-on play, students build mathematical understandings, such as part-to-whole relationships.
About ThinkFun, Inc.
ThinkFun is the world's leader in addictively fun games that challenge your mind and inspire creative thinking. Over 25 years ago, ThinkFun was founded with a dream to change the world through play. It continues to expand on that dream every day with games, mobile apps and global education programs. To learn more about ThinkFun, go to www.thinkfun.com.