Keep Gifted, Talented And High Ability Learners Engaged With Activities From MindWare
When you've got gifted or talented students in your classroom, you know that the ultimate goal is to keep them challenged and learning, so that they don't become bored and distracted. Keeping high ability learners engaged is easier than ever with the great assortment of games, toys, building and engineering sets, science kits, robots and machines, as well as brain teasers and skill builders you'll find at MindWare.
KEVA building sets inspire great creativity in high ability learners. KEVA building sets capture the imagination ¿ lengthening attention spans, deepening concentration and building excitement. It's no wonder that KEVA planks have caught the attention of Mensa, DreamWorks and Destination Imagination! It's easy to bring this magic into your home or classroom and watch young minds stretch and grow. Plus, once your kids master the basics of building with KEVA they will have a wide variety of other challenges to move on to with KEVA Contraptions.
Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 is a unique system of colorful cubes that interlock to form an amazing marble maze with a huge difference! Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 by MindWare lets kids create marble maze sculptures in almost any design and best of all; Q-Ba-Maze is unpredictable! Gifted kids love that the steel balls can travel in any direction since each cube opens on two sides, creating a live demonstration of probability, physics and art all in one!
With the ZOOB Challenge kids can put it all together and create vehicles and launchers of all types using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) skills. For building on a bigger scale consider the Chaos Tower set that allow kids to build structures up to 6-feet tall or 5-feet wide. With over 600 pieces the Chaos Tower set has infinite construction possibilities.
Perplexus is a series of 3D mazes that have tons of twists, turns and obstacles as you try to guide the metal ball through the labyrinth. Critical thinking skills and a steady hand are a must, because one wrong move and you'll have to start over. You'll find Rookie Perplexus, Perplexus Twist and Epic Perplexus with 125 challenging barriers for puzzlers to work through before they can defeat the maze.
Gifted kids can learn the basics of physics by building model machines in the Physics Workshop. By constructing and experimenting with model machines kids will be introduced to the basic laws of physics ¿ 36 experiments, from easy to complex, in all.
MindWare's own series of Perplexors books is an outstanding way to introduce talented kids to logical deduction and reasoning ¿ important skills for standardized tests in the upper grades. You'll find word based Perplexors and Perplexors that emphasize math skills as well. There's even a series of Grid Perplexors that teaches kids how to keep their logic focused and moving.