Using Games to Enhance Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

As a department, the math teachers at SMS are working to implement critical thinking activities into our lessons. We are helping students identify strategies for problem solving that will carry into other courses and beyond the school walls. By allowing students time to play games, these skills can be reinforced in a fun and creative way. These games will also help to foster positive communication skills and cooperation amongst peers, as students put away their electronic devices and work together to play board and card games.