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Ms. Hachem from Sarasota FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Escape From Math Class

Help me give my students a memorable experience through "play". These items will engage my students in escape room experiences where they will need to solve math problems in order to access the next series of clues.

  • $913 goal

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My Students

Almost everyone can remember their fifth grade year; it is a memorable season of life, and my class is no exception! My students are learning to navigate the parallel between childhood and the teen years, often switching between the two in a day. As middle school approaches, my students are beginning to determine their path in life, pursuing interests they find valuable.

We are part of a STEAM-focused school, with elements from each of these disciplines infused in the math curriculum.

Fifth graders in my class live by the mantra: Work Hard, Play Hard!

My Project

A portion of the materials in this project will be used to enable students to learn through "play" by participating in escape room experiences where correct answers to math questions enable them to access the next clue and then ultimately escape the simulation. These items include lock boxes, ciphers, directional locks, invisible ink pens and black lights. Other materials are for STEAM based "play" using higher order thinking, engineering and design skills, critical thinking, and logic and strategy skills. These items include Mancala, Connect 4, Uno cards and Versitiles self-checking math manipulatives. All of these resources will aid my students with enhancing their mathematical and engineering mindsets.

One of the biggest impacts that "play" has on a student is the memories of the experience; it sticks with them.

My students love to learn through play and I know that with resources like these they will strive to become even more successful.

Ms. Hachem
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Math Games by VersaTiles, Self Guided Puzzle Workbook and Self Checking Answer Case • Amazon Business $29.21 5 $146.05
Math Games by VersaTiles, Self Guided Puzzle Workbook and Self Checking Answer Case • Amazon Business $29.21 5 $146.05
Math Games by VersaTiles, Self Guided Puzzle Workbook and Self Checking Answer Case • Amazon Business $24.95 4 $99.80
SereneLife Fireproof Lock Box, Fireproof Box, Safe, Safes, Safe Box, Safes And Lock Boxes, Money Box, Fire Proof Safety Boxes for Home, Digital Safe Box, Steel Alloy Drop Safe, Includes Keys (SLSFE12) • Amazon Business $47.49 1 $47.49
Mini Runes Cipher for Escape Rooms • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
LEGO Storage Brick 8 Bright Red • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Morpilot 2 Pcs UV Handheld Flashlight 12 Led 395nm Ultraviolet Blacklight Pet Dog Cat Stain Urine Detector Light Torch, Find Stains on Carpet, Rugs, Clothes or Bed, Catch Scorpion, Hotel Inspection • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Portable Mini Safe Storage Box w/Combination Lock - Hidden Lockbox w/Cable Tether - TSA Approved Travel Case for Vacation Car Home Dorm Room | Fits Gun Pistol Passport Jewelry Money 9.5 x 6.5 x 2 in • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Plastic Wall Clock with Hidden Compartment,Brown,10'' • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Build 'N Blox Building Bricks 1000 Pieces Set, in 12 Popular Colors, Compatible with Major Brands • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Regal Games Double 12 Mexican Train Dominoes with Wooden Hub and Metal Trains • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Jssmst Diversion Book Safe with Combination Lock, Secrect Hidden Safe Lock Box Large 2018, SMBS019R • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
4M KidzLabs Combination Lock Kit • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Findway 5 UV Ultra Violet Blacklight 9 LED Flashlight Torch Light Outdoors,Pet Urine Detector for Dog Urine,Pet Stains and Bed Bug Detector,Dog Urine Remover • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Book Safe with Combination Lock, Ohuhu Dictionary Diversion Book Safe, Portable Safe Box, Great for Storing Money, Jewelry, Gun and Passport • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Metal Lock Box with Folding Handle and Stackable Design- Durable Portable Locking Storage to Secure Valuables, Cash, Jewelry, Knives, More by Stalwart • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Mancala - Real Wood Folding Set • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Jssmst GB001bl-s Locking Small Steel Cash Box with Money Tray,Lock Box,Black Small • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Master Lock 1535DWD Padlock Set Your Own Word Combination Lock, 1 Pack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
Coca Cola Coke Soda Can Diversion Safe Stash • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
BSIRI TicTacToe Classic Board Games Noughts and Crosses Family Brain Teaser Puzzle Coffee Table For Adults And Children All Ages • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
Master Lock 1500iD Set Your Own Directional Combination Padlock, 1 Pack, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Continuum Games Checkers, One Size • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
UNO Card Game • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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