This morning I had the pleasure of joining McKinley Elementary students in Arlington, VA for their annual Math Day!
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 clothing and painting their favorite digits on their faces and arms!
And the icing on the cake… the day is spent playing mind-challenging ThinkFun games!
While older players enjoyed games like Rush Hour, Chocolate Fix, Hoppers, and many, many more, younger students had a blast playing games like Hoppers Jr, S’Match, and Ducks in a Row!
Our designer Josh (that’s right, the tall one from Toy Fair!) brought a prototype of a new game we’re developing, and we had a great time testing with expert kindergarten critics! It’s amazing how much you learn about game play when you get it into the hands of a child, and kids light up when they have the opportunity to be “official product testers,” such fun!
I always love the opportunity to get into schools and see our games in action — what a great Math Day this was! Do you have a favorite math game? Please share!