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Mrs. Fore from O Fallon IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Games for Critical Thinking Skills!

My students need puzzles to increase critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • $563 goal

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My Students

My classroom is full of very engaged learners who strive to do their best. These 7 and 8 year olds love opportunities to put their growth mindset goals to the test. They love to work in groups and encourage each other, and they love to be challenged in independent activities that help them reach their academic goals. They love opportunities where they can say "I didn't give up", "I tried my best", "I will stick to hard tasks", and "I went up above and beyond!" Help my kids have more opportunities to stretch themselves academically!

My Project

Games,such as Geobrix 3-way building puzzle, Thinkfun Gordian knots, and Smartgames to name a few, will allow my students to have a variety of choices during their Daily Math choices and educational "free time". The amount of choices they will be able to have will also provide less time students will have to wait in order to start practicing their critical thinking/problem solving skills.

My students currently only have a few choices during Quiet Time in the morning, free choice time when work is done, and Daily Math-Math by Myself time.

Oftentimes students have to wait until another day to choose math puzzles. While my students will choose to do other things during this time, the most popular puzzle right now is Kanoodle! They certainly don't fight over it but they are definitely disappointed when they don't get to it first! Having a variety of choices like Flexi Puzzle, a pyramid puzzle, and more Kanoodles, will make their independent time beneficial to academic success in other areas.

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tangramino Game • Amazon Business $34.90 2 $69.80
GEOBRIX 3-Way Building Puzzle _ Teacher Pack _ Bundle of 6 Identical Puzzles • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
Lonpos Colorful Cabin Brain Teaser Puzzle • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Jumbo Size Wooden Tetris Game Tangram New Style 13 Pcs Brain Teaser Puzzle for Kid Toys Educational 3D Jigsaw Puzzles, Smooth-Bright Color, Good Quality Beech Wood, Gift For Children Aged 3-15 Year • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Brainwright GeoBrix, Solve Build Create Puzzle • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Educational Insights Kanoodle Genius • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
ThinkFun Gordians Knot • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
• Amazon Business $10.44 2 $20.88
Lonpos 101 Rectangular Game • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
BBLIKE Wood Robot Cube Brain Teaser Puzzle Action Figure Multi-colored Model,Special Phone Holder • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
IQ Fit • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Brainwright Cat Stax, The Perfect Puzzle • Amazon Business $9.42 2 $18.84
SmartGames IQ XOXO • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
3 Dimensional Pyramid Puzzle Maze Brain Teaser Game - Great for Kids & Adults! • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
USATDD Wooden Tetris Puzzle Tangram Jigsaw Brain Teasers Toy Building Blocks Game Colorful Wood Puzzles Box Intelligence Educational Gift For Kids 40 Pcs • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Flexi Puzzle • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98

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