ThinkFun to support math club programs for U.S. middle school students through in-kind donation
ALEXANDRIA, VA (September 7, 2010) – ThinkFun, Inc is proud to announce its partnership with MATHCOUNTS, a non-profit mathematics educational foundation. ThinkFun will provide an in-kind donation of mathematical strategy games to serve as meeting activities in the MATHCOUNTS Club Program, the only nationwide enrichment, club and competition program specifically for middle school math students that reaches over 250,000 middle school students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, Department of Defense and State Department schools worldwide.
"We founded ThinkFun 25 years ago to create puzzles and games that celebrate mathematical reasoning and encourage creative thinking and problem solving through play," says ThinkFun CEO and co-founder Bill Ritchie. "We believe the best way to equip today's students to tackle tomorrow's challenges is by giving them meaningful and engaging opportunities to exercise reasoning and solve problems. We are thrilled to partner with the MATHCOUNTS Club Program and provide strategy games that stretch students' mathematical reasoning through play."
The MATHCOUNTS Club Program, currently in its third year of existence, is a math enrichment initiative providing the structure and activities needed to encourage the formation of math clubs within schools. Upon request, schools receive free problem sets and group activities. The activities provided for the Club Program foster a social atmosphere, and there is a focus on students working together as a club to earn recognition and rewards.
"ThinkFun's generous donation is providing hands-on meeting activities for thousands of math clubs," says Lou DiGioia, Executive Director of MATHCOUNTS. "Through the MATHCOUNTS Club Program we hope to make math fun and exciting and inspire more students to choose math and science fields in college and beyond."
ThinkFun Inc, 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 that we could change the world through play. We continue to expand on that dream everyday with games, brainteasers, mobile apps, online games and global education programs. Today. ThinkFun's award-winning products bring smiles to homes and schools across 60 countries and are translated into over 20 languages. To learn more about ThinkFun, go to www.thinkfun.com .
MATHCOUNTS is America's only nationwide enrichment, club, and competition program that motivates and rewards middle school students for math achievement. More than 7000 schools participate in MATHCOUNTS Programs annually from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and Department of Defense and State Department schools worldwide. MATHCOUNTS currently distributes free resources to over 48,000 middle schools.