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Mrs. Doss from Gilbert AZ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Breaking Math

Help me give my students a Breakout EDU kit with Platform Access, where they will work together to solve math puzzles.

  • $228 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"At-risk," "alternative," and "behavioral" are words that my students are accustomed to hearing about themselves. However, when they enter my classroom, those words are forgotten, and I embrace them with,

"You are loved, and your ideas matter".

My students have gone through so much more than I can even imagine, and they still manage to come to school and excel every day. I have multiple kids experiencing homelessness, reservation residents, and those in group homes or foster care. If they don't have a safe place to call home, I want them to come into my classroom knowing that they have a safe place to call home.

Most of my students come from other high schools after having been asked to leave. Their faith in institutions is low. I want them to step into my class and change their minds. I want them to feel secure and respected. I want them to trust me with their learning process. They are brilliant, creative, and have such potential to discover the excitement of learning.

My Project

Our school schedule is unique; classes are Monday through Thursday with a "Flex Friday." This schedule is designed for students who need extra help or to make up for an absence. However, it becomes a time for all of our students, even the ones who do not need to utilize this day, to come and enjoy their school, a safe place where they feel at home.

Our classroom needs a long-term solution for making our extra class day valuable.

While I am so warmed by the thought of our students wanting to be at school when they don't have to be (seriously, how awesome is this??), it is difficult to create and implement engaging activities for those who do not need extra help or to make up work. I am usually left with a multitude of high schoolers socializing in my classroom.

I was recently introduced to Breakout EDU and realized this is the perfect solution to the situation at hand! It is a physical kit much like a portable Escape Room which can be programmed over and over again with different puzzles. Students can come into my classroom on Fridays and expect new mysteries and riddles every week covering the material from the lessons we are working on. Giving my students something to solve will solve my Friday problem!

Mrs. Doss
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Breakout EDU Kit & Platform Access • AKJ Education $150.00 1 $150.00

Materials cost

$150.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$192.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.06

Total project goal

$227.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$227.04

5 Donors

-$210.28

Donations toward project cost

-$180.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.04

match offer

-$15.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$12.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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