This fantastic store is shared by Allison McGee, a 7th and 8th grade math teacher at All Saints Catholic High School in Kanata, Ontario!
I began using the ThinkFun games with my grade 7 and 8 students four months ago, and they are loving it! In fact, the first thing I usually hear from my students [...]
This story is shared by Mat Reive, a High School Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher in Ontario, Canada.
In my high school math classes, it is common that I start the class off with a brain teaser. This is usually a brain teaser puzzle from either ThinkFun’s Visual Brain Storm set, an Ivan Moscovich or Martin Gardner [...]
This email just made my day – as a former teacher, I get such a thrill knowing our games and puzzles are not only encouraging students to open their minds, they’ve become the carrot (or in this case – candy!) that students looks forward to! When brain-building games feel more like PLAY and less like [...]
I am THRILLED to pack my bags for Knoxville, Tennessee next week for the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals! ThinkFun recently signed on as sponsors of this incredible organization, and we can’t WAIT to kick off a year of fun together with this amazing event! 20,000 people from all over the world are expected to descend [...]
This weekend’s 9th Annual MathDice Tournament was a tremendous success!
This year all 22 Arlington County elementary schools were represented, and we learned from coaches that making the team was more competitive than ever! At one school, 90 5th graders wanted a shot at one of the coveted 4 spots, and the school had to hold [...]
There is a buzz in the air around here… a buzz that sounds a whole lot like the clattering of plastic dice… MathDice!
This Saturday, ThinkFun will host the 9th Annual Arlington MathDice tournament, and 5th grade teams all over the county and practicing like crazy in anticipation of the big day! As I’ve shared in the [...]
I am thrilled to share the following guest post by Joyce, the mom and writer behind the blog Childhood Beckons. Joyce and her son recently explored Rush Hour Jr., and here she shares fantastic insight on the treasure trove of learning opportunities that emerged through play!
The instant I laid eyes on Rush Hour Jr. I knew [...]
Spring is in the air, which makes it fitting that I opened a package yesterday filled with… Spring Chickens! More specifically, a box of springy, squawking, rubber chickens!
Box O' Chickens!
With the 9th Annual MathDice Tournament upon us, we’re busily gathering games, trophies, challenges… and the arrival of these rubbery feathered friends kicked the anticipation [...]
In 2010 I shared this post by ThinkFun co-founder Andrea Barthello introducing the incredible William Kamkwamba, better known as The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind!
Over the past several years, William has continued his incredible journey and is completing his second year at Dartmouth University. After a successful fundraising initiative in January, progress continues on Moving [...]
The other day, two very different articles crossed my desk on the subject or boredom.
First, one of my favorite dad blogs posted “Top 10 Phrases That Will Reduce a Parent To Tears” – sure enough in the number 8 spot was…. “I’m Boooored!”
Which got me thinking… why is it that these [...]