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Building 21st century thinking skills through game play in Singapore!

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 [...]

Happy Candy Month!

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 [...]

“Problem Solving is Problematic”

Dr. Frank Lester was in attendance at NCTM and stopped by the booth!

Just returned from a fantastic trip to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Expo in San Diego! Here we unveiled our new online Brain Lab and met loads of excited, innovative educators whose students will test program during the month of May!

At the show, ThinkFun CEO Bill Ritchie presented not [...]

Happy Math Day!

This morning I had the pleasure of joining McKinley Elementary students in Arlington, VA for their annual Math Day!

Playing Rush Hour makes everyone smile!

Math Day is a fabulous school-wide celebration of mathematical thinking, during which students literally wear their love of numbers on their sleeves (and often their faces!), decking themselves out in number-themed [...]

How to Spice Up an Algebra Class? Just Add Games!

This post is courtesy of Lisa Kosanovic, a Math Teacher at Holyoke High School, Holyoke, Massachusetts

*Note: The GridWorks game referenced here is the precursor to the current Chocolate Fix game!

I teach high school math in the sixth poorest community in the nation, and for us, math class is too often about passing our [...]

Can Chocolate Fix Teach Geometry? Here's PROOF!

The following is a post by guest blogger Sean Gregory, a math teacher at Napa High School, Napa, CA

Games are a normal part of my classroom. I have always loved games personally and believed that I would be a better teacher if I put a part of myself into my teaching. My students from the [...]