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Ms. Lindsey from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

GAME (Math Intervention) Class Needs Games

My students need brain-teaser games and puzzles to use for enrichment and rewards.

  • $243 goal

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My Students

I teach a Math intervention class called GAME. I have my students do old-school paper & pencil practice. But that's only about half of my curriculum. I try to focus just as much on enrichment activities to not only build math skills, but also logic, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

My students are general education students, at a high poverty school, who just struggle with Math.

100% of my students either did not meet expectations on the state Math test on the previous school year, or just barely met expectations by one or two questions. My students go to two math classes a day, which consists of their core grade-level class and my intervention class.

My Project

My classes are about 50 minutes long, and there is no down time. I keep my students busy from bell to bell. It is often a challenge to keep my students engaged and productive the whole time, especially since mine is their second Math class in a day, and because all students work at different speeds. Since my students don't all finish their work at the same time, I will use these requested puzzles and brain-teasers to meaningfully fill the time between finishing their work and moving on to the next assignment.

These items will give me a wider variety of options to offer to my students for their enrichment time.

It has been shown that working puzzles is like going to the gym for your brain. I helps develop problem solving and critical thinking skills that apply to all subjects. These items will also give my students a brain-break from just doing math problems. They don't need to know that they're learning from the puzzles too.

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Ms. Lindsey
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ThinkFun Rush Hour Deluxe Edition • Amazon $18.99 1 $18.99
Math Puzzles and Brainteasers, Grades 3-5: Over 300 Puzzles that Teach Math and Problem-Solving Skills • Amazon $18.35 1 $18.35
Mind Teaser Game Assortment (50 pieces) - Bulk • Amazon $15.99 1 $15.99
I Q Fit • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
Solid Wood Brain Teasers - 7 Different Brain Busters • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
IQ Twist • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
IQ Link • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
100 Math Brainteasers (Grade 7, 8, 9, 10). Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry Brain Teasers, Puzzles, Games and Problems with Solutions: Math olympiad contest problems for elementary and middle schools • Amazon $9.89 1 $9.89
Fifth Grade Brain Teasers • Amazon $9.70 1 $9.70
The Everything Kids' Math Puzzles Book: Brain Teasers, Games, and Activities for Hours of Fun • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Brain Games for Kids #2 (Brain Games Kids) • Amazon $8.98 1 $8.98
The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (Dover Recreational Math) • Amazon $8.44 1 $8.44
Brain Games for Kids #1 (Brain Games Kids) • Amazon $7.03 1 $7.03
Vktech 7 Sets IQ Test Mind Game Toys Brain Teaser Metal Wire Puzzles Magic Trick Toy • Amazon $6.50 1 $6.50
Entertaining Mathematical Puzzles • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
The Everything Kids' Puzzle Book: Mazes, Word Games, Puzzles & More! Hours of Fun! • Amazon $5.64 1 $5.64
Zoo Animal Slide Puzzles (1 dz) • Amazon $5.58 1 $5.58
My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math) • Amazon $2.80 1 $2.80

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