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  • $410 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Estep
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Discovering The Rubik's Cube-A Mathematical Mindset!

My students need different types of Rubik's Cubes for discovery learning, perseverance and conceptual understanding of math.

My Students

I work with sixth graders in a school where fifty-seven percent of students receive free or reduced price lunch. In my classroom (four classes), seventy percent of my students are a part of this group. My students come from diverse backgrounds and no matter this background, it is important my students can open their minds to multiple pathways of learning math!

I use the Rubik's Cube in my classroom to help students understand the multiple pathways and to persevere through solving problems.

Discovering, learning and solving the Rubik's Cube gives students a unique view of math and the true depth of the subject.

My Project

My class uses the "You Can Do the Rubik's Cube" program to learn about solving the cube. The discovery learning of the Rubik's Cube increases self-efficacy in math, which is something so many students need support in.

I chose many different cubes to engage all personalities and levels of students.

A student can start with a simple cube, such as the 2 x 2, or a more complex such as the "Void Cube" (which has no middle). With this much variety, there is bound to be a cube that engages even the reluctant learner. These cubes will help my students learn there are different pathways in math and most of all perseverance in action! My goal is that this engagement in math will carry over into other areas in the math classroom and instill a curiosity of learning.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rubik's 360 • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Speed Cube Set, Roxenda Magic Cube Set of 2x2x2 3x3x3 Pyramid Smooth Puzzle Cube • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Rubik's Race Game • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
The Void Puzzle • Amazon Business $14.80 2 $29.60
Rubik's 5X5 Cube • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Shengshou Cube Puzzle, Speed Cube, the Best, Black • Amazon Business $21.19 1 $21.19
Equate: The Equation Thinking Game • Amazon Business $21.18 1 $21.18
Rubik's Cube • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Rubik's 2X2 Cube • Amazon Business $6.39 3 $19.17
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
D-FantiX Qiyi Mofangge Ivy Cube FengYe Skewb Cube Puzzles Eitan Ivy Leaf Cube Black • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
CuberSpeed Qiyi 2x2x3 Black Cuboid Cube Qiyi 223 Magic cube Tower Shaped MoFangGe 2x2x3 Magic Cube • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
ShengShou Megaminx Speed Cube Puzzle, Black • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Shengshou ® 4x4x4 Puzzle Cube Black • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52

Materials cost

$288.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$348.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.42

Total project goal

$409.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$409.48

2 Donors

-$175.53

Donations toward project cost

-$174.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$204.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$174.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.21

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by General Motors and 2 other donors.

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