On Friday, I had the great privilege to speak at TEDxLex, an independently organized TED event in Lexington Kentucky. The theme for the day was Playful Innovation, and a fantastic range of speakers focused on the message that while not all ideas have to change the world, they can have real power simply by [...]
While there is much to love about each and every game we make here at ThinkFun, I must admit I do play favorites (literally… I play them again and again and again!), and for quite some time my heart has belonged to Chocolate Fix. Lately PathWords has crept into a close second (see how to [...]
Teachers, in honor of this week’s sweet-filled celebrations, why not treat your students to a chocolate-themed challenge that builds problem solving skills?!
A sugar-free way to boost brainpower!
Teachers love the way playing Chocolate Fix helps students articulate their thinking process and describe their problem solving steps. To introduce the game, visit the Chocolate Fix page [...]
The following post is by Dawn Morris, whose blog Moms Inspire Learning focuses on resources and strategies to inspire lifelong learning, reading, and leading. A former CPA, Dawn changed careers and earned an M.A. in Childhood Education and now shares her passion for teaching kids to embrace a lifelong love of learning!
The following is an [...]
Back in May, ThinkFun provided specially designed Chocolate Fix challenges for the Ontario Mathematics Olympiad. Check out this description of the event by Contest Committee Chair Jeff Irwin.
The Chocolate Fix activity challenged teams to examine clues, then work together to determine where to place each unique chocolate piece… exercising both logical deduction and communication skills! [...]
One of the perks of working at ThinkFun is hearing about how our games affect the lives of the children that play them. Just had to share Max’s story, emailed to ThinkFun CEO Andrea Barthello by his mother Aileen… stories like this are what keep us going!
Meet Max, a ThinkFun fan through and through!
The Ontario Mathematics Olympiad, (OMO) is an annual mathematics competition featuring teams of the best grade 7 and 8 math students from across Ontario. This year’s Olympiad featured 124 students (31 teams of 4) who completed 4 contests, one of which included a logical thinking challenge featuring specially designed Chocolate Fix puzzles!
The following guest post [...]
I had to share part of this fantastic email that made my day yesterday!
One of the amazing teachers from Singapore who was part of last week’s delegation visit to ThinkFun sent me some great photos of her son sorting through the bounty of new games that returned home with his mom!
This learning journey of [...]
This week, ThinkFun has had the privilege to host a group of primary school teachers from the Bukit View Primary School in Singapore… these teachers are amazing!
The Singapore delegation poses at a local school – The yellow school buses provided an authentic "American School" backdrop!
Bukit View is a prototype school in [...]
June is National Candy Month!
To celebrate, do your waistline a favor and indulge with a mind challenging plastic option… Chocolate Fix!!
Try your hand at this fabulous (and calorie-free!) game of logical deduction by playing online
Click here to see how an innovative teacher used this game to teach high school students the basics of making a [...]