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  • $830 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Malugen
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Economics: To Buy or Not To Buy

My students need the books and games in order to grasp how risk is involved in all aspects of our Economic Life.

My Students

As a gifted and talented facilitator, I work with 2nd-5th grade identified students. My students want to find ways to grasp the connection between risk, success, and failure. They need to understand how their knowledge of strategy will prepare them to make a difference in the world. It is important that I find ways to reach all students concerning all aspects of life. My students have a variety of academic and socioeconomic needs. My students also have a plethora of intellectual and affective needs. My students need to be given methods to face their challenges in the future. By providing my students with a wide variety of resources and supplies, they will be taught how to make a difference in their lives.

By providing my students with various Economic Games, Resources and books, they will be taught many valuable life-changing lessons concerning Economic Strategy.

How better to provide students with an understanding of connections between Economic Strategy and Life than through age appropriate games, resources, and books?

My Project

My students need the opportunity to the see the connection between Economic concepts such as risk and investment. By utilizing games such as the "Managing Money Series", my students will be able to see how they must strategize and risk in order to be successful. The "Game of Life" will be used to show how throughout life many unexpected situations will occur that will effect our Economic Position. The various biographies, such as "Time for Kids: Alexander Graham Bell" will be used to show the risk that is necessary to make a difference in the world. The books, "DK Readers L4: Thomas Edison: The Great Inventor", will be used to conduct a book study on one of the great strategic risk takers of all time.

My students need the various Economic Strategy games and books in order to make a connection between risk and success in Economics!

The various chess games and books will be used to further stress the importance of strategy, while teaching amazing critical thinking skills.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
WCA 4815 Managing Your Money Game Series (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $115.95 1 $115.95
The Farming Game • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
The Game of Life Electronic Banking • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
Chess Teacher (styles may vary) • Amazon Business $11.12 4 $44.48
Black Friday • Amazon Business $37.06 1 $37.06
DK Readers L4: Thomas Edison: The Great Inventor • Amazon Business $3.59 10 $35.90
Made for Trade • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
Ticket To Ride • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
Chess for Kids • Amazon Business $5.65 5 $28.25
Board Game Builder: Milton Bradley (Toy Trailblazers) • Amazon Business $27.07 1 $27.07
Time For Kids: Alexander Graham Bell (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon Business $2.61 10 $26.10
Chess for Children: How to Play the World's Most Popular Board Game • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Who Invented Home Video Games? Ralph Baer (I Like Inventors!) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
The Wright Brothers: Inventors Whose Ideas Really Took Flight (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors and Scientists) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak: Geek Heroes Who Put the Personal in Computers (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors & Scientists (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Albert Einstein: Universal Genius (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors and Scientists) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Henry Ford: Big Wheel in the Auto Industry (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors & Scientists (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.88 1 $5.88
Thomas Edison: Inventor with a Lot of Bright Ideas (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors & Scientists (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Time For Kids: Benjamin Franklin: A Man of Many Talents (Time for Kids Biographies) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Albert Einstein (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Thomas Edison (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Alexander Graham Bell (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.46 1 $3.46
First Flight: The Wright Brothers (DK Readers, Level 4) • Amazon Business $2.81 1 $2.81

Materials cost

$615.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$50.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$705.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.48

Total project goal

$829.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$829.89

1 Donor

-$97.00

Donations toward project cost

-$82.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.55

match offer

-$732.89

Match offer toward project cost

-$622.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$109.93

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Economics Arkansas and one other donor.

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