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Ms. Kuntz from Caro MI is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Challenging Our Perspective With Cubelets

My students need Cubelets because it will give them the opportunity to become better thinkers and create their own experiments through engaging and interactive trial and error situations.

  • $1,487 goal

This project expired on June 9, 2017.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to class each day excited to do things that are not available to them outside my little corner of their world. I work hard to bring varied experiences to our socioeconomically disadvantaged rural area, offering my students an opportunity to learn beyond the material and increase their critical thinking skills.

We also have a lot of fun along the way because although it can be hard, learning at its best should be interesting and encouraging.

Even the most challenging learners excel when pushed to see things in a new way. When we do our Makerspace Friday or STEAM experiments, my students comment that they wish that every day was that day. They are eager to learn and experience what is out there for them, finding a sense of pride when they learn something new and can teach others about it. This goes beyond my general classroom to my coding and robotics students, who give up their time after school to learn and experiment with me each week.

My Project

It isn't often that students have the opportunity to learn in situations where the focus is not about finding a specific correct answer but rather the journey in discovering an end result. This project will allow my students to learn about different areas of math and science while having creativity and freedom.

Sometimes the most rewarding answers are unintentional.

Students will be able to use these snap together think, sense, and motion cubes to create robots as unique as a fingerprint. While they may be asked to design with a certain criteria in mind or to solve a given need, their combination and creations would be completely up to them. We currently have a very small set of Cubelets which can be used by only two students at a time. By purchasing these sets and individual blocks, everyone can be participating at the same time, allowing whole class participation and instruction. The additional types of blocks will also expand their construction range. With your help, their exploration possibilities are endless.

Ms. Kuntz
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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10 donors10 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cubelets TWELVE robot blocks • Amazon Business $299.95 2 $599.90
Cubelets TWENTY robot blocks • Amazon Business $499.91 1 $499.91
Modular Robotics Temperature Cubelet • Amazon Business $28.99 2 $57.98
Modular Robotics Threshold Cubelet Science Kit • Amazon Business $28.95 2 $57.90

Materials cost

$1,215.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$18.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,263.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$223.05

Total project goal

$1,486.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,486.98

9 Donors

-$717.64

Donations toward project cost

-$653.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.70

match offer

-$717.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$609.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$107.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$51.70

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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