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Mrs. Clayton from Henderson NV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Critical Thinking Through Cubing!

My students need a library of Rubik's cubes to help grow their critical thinking skills. Students who have mastered the 3 x3 Rubik's cube can check out these other types of cubes to solve!

  • $423 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The fifth graders at our school are an energetic, open minded, persevering group of students. We work hard to challenge our students to be critical thinkers as well as problem solvers.

Learning how to solve the Rubik’s Cube teaches our students life long skills like perseverance and critical thinking.

It’s amazing how quickly they pick it up and surpass my best time! This will be the fourth year we have entered our state competition. Our hopes are to take home first place!

My Project

Learning to solve the Rubik's cube seems impossible for most people, until they realize it is a set of steps you do. I use the Rubik's cubes in my math class to talk about algorithms and how the steps you take effect your outcome. It is amazing to see how quickly the students can master the 3 x 3 cube. These other types of cubes use similar strategies and the students are able to use what they know to solve them. Most of my cubing students can solve the 3 x3 in under 1 minute by the end of the school year!

Mrs. Clayton
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rubik's 2 x 2 Cube • Amazon Business $6.39 4 $25.56
I-xun Speed Magic Cube Set Stickerless Puzzle Cube Bundle (Pack of 2x2x2 , 3x3x3 , 4x4x4 , 5x5x5) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Dreampark Pyramid Speed Cube, Black • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Rubik's Cube • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
D-FantiX Cyclone Boys 3x3 Megaminx Stickerless Speed Cube Dodecahedron Cube Puzzle Toy • Amazon Business $10.44 2 $20.88
Speed Cube Set, Roxenda Magic Cube Set of 2x2x2 3x3x3 4x4x4 5x5x5 Stickerless Speed Puzzle Cube with Gift Box, IQ Games Puzzles for Kids • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
CuberSpeed Qiyi Twisty skewb Black Speed cube • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
I-xun Smooth and Speed 1x3x3 Magic Cube Sticker Puzzle, (2.24 x 2.24 x 0.75 inches - Black) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
TANCH Dysmorphism Mirror Surface Speed Magic Cube 3x3 Puzzle for Children & Adults Gold • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90
The Void Puzzle • Amazon Business $14.80 1 $14.80
aGreatLife Carbon Fiber Sticker Speed Cube: Easter Basket Stuffers 3x3x3 Cube Puzzle to Expand Your Mind With Hours of Logical Fun - Easily Twist With Superior Cornering - Hand-Held Games That Educate • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
HJXD globle New Structural Design of Curved Trihedron Magic Cube 3x3x3 Puzzle Cube Black • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Zcube Stickerless Pyraminx Puzzle Cube, Triangle Rubiks in Transparent Colored • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
2017 New Magic Dart Magic hexagon flower Cube Black Twist Puzzle Toy Special Toys Fidget Cube • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Diansheng 3x3 Ancient Double Fish Cube Black by Oikawa • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Beyong 3D Transparent Gear Twisty 2x2x2 Magic Speed Cube, Sticker Puzzle • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
D-ROAD Ultra-smooth Gear 3D Magic Cube 3x3x3 Cube Puzzle,Black • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Diansheng Moren Rhomboid Shape Mode Cube Puzzle Black • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
CuberSpeed Qiyi 2x2x3 Black Cuboid Cube Qiyi 223 Magic cube Tower Shaped MoFangGe 2x2x3 Magic Cube • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rubik's Cube,Windmill Rubik's Cube Hot Wheels Creative Decompression Gift • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Coogam Qiyi Qicheng Skewb Cube Stickerless Skewb Speed Cube Shapes Puzzle Toy(Qicheng Version) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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