The Global Puzzle

The Global Puzzle

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Our price: $14.99

Ages: 8+

Grades: 3rd+

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Product Code: 635-615

Please note: due to temporarily limited quantities The Global Puzzle is only available for purchase as part of a curriculum kit. Expected back in stock mid-late March.

Another outstanding component of Timberdoodle's 2019 Fourth-Grade Curriculum Kit and Non-Religious 2019 Fourth-Grade Curriculum Kit!
Timberdoodle's Review
Is Less Than 10% Accuracy OK?
The average individual can only place eighteen of the world's 193 countries. But wouldn't it be nice if he could locate all 193? Unlike other world puzzles, The Global Puzzle has pieces shaped like individual countries. Instead of matching color to color, you must be able to work each country piece into the bordering countries, making a lasting mental connection as you go.

That's Better, Much Better!
After completing this puzzle, people, on average, were able to identify 103 countries, an increase of 400%. After completing the puzzle a second time, they were, on average, able to identify 130 countries.

Lots and Lots of Pieces
The Global Puzzle includes all 193 countries and their capitals, all fifty states of the US, and all thirteen territories and provinces of Canada; 600 pieces in all! In this current version, some of the incredibly small pieces are grouped together and the larger countries and oceans do interconnect like your traditional jigsaw puzzle. Also helpful information about each country is printed on the oceans. And, because so many families have asked for it, this most recent version does have the solution on the box, but we would encourage you to use it only as a last resort.

Foundational Geography
Clearly, there is more to geography than just country placement, but nothing is more fundamental. If you are looking for a tremendously effective way to teach this subject, you'll want The Global Puzzle. 600 pieces, 36 x 24 inches assembled.

Beware of Bumps
These are small pieces and if your family is anything like ours, you probably can't expect your puzzle to survive set-up without being jiggled, shaken, bumped or even moved. The best remedy is simple - do the oceans first, then put in the countries. You'll still have to reset pieces, but it won't be nearly as big a deal with this approach!

Features
  • Completed puzzle size 3' x 1.5'
  • All 193 countries with their capitals
  • All 50 states of the US
  • All 13 territories and provinces of Canada
  • 600 pieces altogether

  • Publisher's Information
    Publisher: A Broader View
    Copyright: 2018
    Pieces: 600
    Made In: China
    Faith-Based: No

    Awards and Endorsements:
    Instructor's Top Educational Resource Award
    Educational Resource of the Year Award from Scholastic's Instructor Magazine

    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 31 reviews
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    K.T.
    The Global Puzzle.

    This puzzle is a great addition to the curriculum and can be used multiple times throughout the years. My children loved putting it together. Some pieces were a little tougher to get into place, but that provided another challenge they enjoyed!

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    B.G.
    The Global Puzzle

    Our whole family enjoyed this puzzle! It was much more challenging than we expected, but in a good way. My only frustration was that most of the pieces that have countries & states on them don't lock together so it was very easy to accidentally mess up what we'd already done but overall, we love this product. Our kids range from 5-16 and everyone was able to help.

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    R.C.
    The Global Puzzle

    Great way to have fun while learning where each continent and state are. Dad and kids enjoyed working together on it!

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    M.
    The Global Puzzle

    This is a very cool puzzle! It's definitely a challenge for kids, which makes it a fun parent-child activity. I definitely recommend finding somewhere where you can build it and leave it, since it will likely take more than a day to build.

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    B.H.S.
    The Global Puzzle

    Puzzles are always a fun way to learn. Lots if info on the pieces.


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