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Mr. Elicegui from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

8th Graders Learning Topology!

Help me give my students the opportunity to learn some advanced mathematics - their first introduction to topology!

  • $219 goal

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My Students

My students are energetic, growing kids who have yet to be given the opportunity to see the beauty of math that can be found in every day things. My students are a social and active group that enjoys engaging activities that they can participate in with one another and share their ideas and experiences with each other. They are open to learning of all types of modalities - especially kinesthetic. With donations that stretch their minds, you could change their futures.

My Project

We, as math teachers, have done a disservice to our students in that we have trained them to believe that mathematics is simply "number-crunching". This could not be further from the truth. Please google such branches of mathematics as Game Theory, Knot Theory, Graph Theory, Cryptography, Logic, Topology, etc.

My goal is to challenge my students' perception of mathematics by introducing them to the topology.

These mind-bender puzzles are a great way to "hook" my students to my topology task which later delves into Knot Theory.

This is one of the activities that made me fall in love with math and I wish for my students to go through a similar experience.

Mr. Elicegui
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LOOBANI Assorted Brain Teasers Metal Wire IQ Puzzles with Plastic Box Package Great Educational Intelligence Toys for Adult Children and Student Expanding Mind 1 Set 30Pcs • Amazon Business $26.59 2 $53.18
Intermediate Difficulty - 28 Pieces Metal Wire Brain Teaser - Assembly & Disentanglement Puzzles Toys - Magic Trick Toys Puzzles Set - Ideal Gifts Kids Adults • Amazon Business $18.98 2 $37.96
Metal Wire Puzzle Set by ArtCreativity with a $15 Gift Card Challenge | 12 Unique Individually Packed Hanayama Puzzles | Fun Brain Teaser IQ Game for Kids and Adults | Great Educational Toy • Amazon Business $14.97 2 $29.94
Brain Teaser IQ Puzzle Toys Metal Wire Puzzle,[ Pack of 12 ], Metallic, Bind and Solve • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98

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