I am thrilled to feature the following guest post written by Amy, a missionary and homeschooling mom of 3 who uses games to enhance her curriculum. Amy is the fantastic mom behind the Missional Mama blog which I encourage you to check out – and you can follow her tweets here!
Here Amy shares the [...]
Several months ago at the TED Conference I received a $100 certificate to Donor’s Choose to help fund a project for a school community in need.
With so many worthy projects to consider, I ultimately settled on one called Problem Solving Produces Productive Citizens. This 3rd grade teacher in a high poverty community in rural Kansas [...]
Earlier this summer, ThinkFun was contacted by Loree Green, an incredible Gifted Teacher in Bullard, Texas. Loree volunteered to Adopt-a-Classroom in Joplin, Missouri that had been destroyed by the tornado back in May, and she was reaching out with a very specific request. Among other special items lost, the teacher specifically wanted to replace a [...]
The following guest post is by Sherry Olfert, a middle school math and science teacher in Abbotsford, British Columbia. The other day, I received an email from Sherry, writing to share her excitement in discovering ThinkFun’s free printable resources online! Sherry was excited to use these resources with her students , and when I asked [...]
We are thrilled to celebrate the start of the 2nd annual Puzzle Yuh Brain summer program in Jamaica!
Puzzle Yuh Brain is a hands-on workshop run by the Jamaican-based Halls of Learning organization. During this 4-week program, participants play games and solve puzzles that develop their strengths in logic, deduction, systematic problem solving, reverse engineering, [...]
This recent report from Fransiskus Asisi Elementary School in Jakarta, Indonesia (where President Obama spent 3 years as a student!) shares the school’s Math Club initiative, using brain games like ThinkFun’s Rush Hour to encourage creative thinking and problem solving among students!
Math Club (Creative Laboratory)
Fransiskus Asisi Elementary School, Jakarta, Indonesia
Fransiskus Asisi Menteng Dalam Elementary [...]
In a recent post on her family’s love of games, a mom of twins and former teacher shares the powerful ways games have integrated into her family’s lives. From brain games that give mom and dad a mental workout when the kids go to bed to the apps that allow them to take their favorites [...]
This Saturday marked the 8th Annual ThinkFun MathDice Tournament, and what a fun-filled morning it was! We were thrilled to welcome teams of 5th graders from 21 Arlington County elementary schools, many of whom showed up at the crack of dawn! Arriving an hour early to find kids and their families waiting eagerly at the [...]
This month, the mathematicians at McKinley Elementary School in Arlington, VA celebrated their love of math with their annual school-wide Math Day event!
Check out the math-inspired fashion!
The math program at McKinley is supported by incredible teachers and an administration committed to making math fun and meaningful, and we are proud to be [...]
Last summer I spent a fabulous day at camp – Puzzle Piazza camp that is! The MathTree Puzzle Piazza program is a super fun DC-area summer camp that uses ThinkFun puzzles and games like Rush Hour to teach problem solving strategies through play… a game lovers dream! In the following guest post, MathTree [...]