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Mrs. Eyton from Oceanside CA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Think and PLAY!

My students need a standing table to play/solve puzzles like Puzzle Box 1,2, and 3 and the Izzi Puzzle that require logic and critical thinking.

  • $756 goal

This project expired on October 7, 2018.

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My Students

The students in my classroom are mixed grade levels. Some have been very successful in math, while others have struggled with the content. They are hard workers and many have the passion and desire to pursue math beyond the classroom. Students learn math through critical thinking and perseverance.

ALL of my students are amazing and have the ability to find success in mathematics.

While that path to success takes various paths, they all eventually reach a destination. In the class, I attempt to relate math to the outside world as often as possible so students see the relevance.

My number one goal is to get students to see math as not just numbers and letters, but as skills needed for logic and critical thinking.

My Project

I'm requesting an adjustable height standing table for students to gather around in a portion of the classroom, as well as several logic puzzles and manipulatives. This desk will have a weekly puzzle for students to explore and solve.

Students need the opportunity to think creatively and critically in a low-pressure situation.

Math isn't all about numbers and letters; it's about logic, thinking critically, and perseverance. In addition to the standing table, I'm requesting several logic games and puzzles: a set of Geometiles Building Set, Shape Logic Board Game, Interlocking Disks for students to just create, Shape by Shape Creative Logic Puzzle, Izzi Puzzle, Shape by Shape, Tangrams, and Block by Block. I'm also requesting some logic and puzzle books: Puzzle Box Volume 1, 2, and 3, Area Mazes Volume 1 and 2, Can You Solve my Problems?, and Code Breaker (looking at cryptography).

Each week, a new logic puzzle or game will be set on the table. Students will have the opportunity to "play" at the table during passing periods, when they have completed classwork, lunch time, or when they just need a break. By funding this project, you will provide a safe environment for all of my high school students to think and play creatively and critically, with the hope that this will bring less negative connotations toward mathematics.

Mathematics is used EVERYWHERE and the ability to persevere, think creatively, and critically think are essential skills in the adult world.

Mrs. Eyton
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Correll CST2436-15 - Adjustable Standing Height Table/Work Station, 24"x36", Gray Granite, Adjusts from 34" - 42", Perfect for Sitting or Standing • Amazon Business $244.42 1 $244.42
Geometiles 3D Building Set for Learning Math, Includes Many Online Activities, 96-pc, Made in USA • Amazon Business $85.00 1 $85.00
Math for Love Prime Climb • Amazon Business $29.45 1 $29.45
Think Fun Shape Logic Board Game for Kids Age 8 and Up - Fun Gameplay Develops STEM Skills • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Puzzle Box, Volume 3 • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Puzzle Box, Volume 1 • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Think Fun Shape by Shape Creative Pattern Logic Game For Age 8 to Adult - Learn Logical Reasoning Skills Through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
VIAHART Brain Flakes 500 Piece Interlocking Plastic Disc Set | A Creative and Educational Alternative to Building Blocks | Tested for Children's Safety | A Great STEM Toy for Both Boys and Girls! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Think Fun Block By Block • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
ThinkFun Brick by Brick • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Tiny Polka Dot • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Puzzle Box, Volume 2 • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Tangram Game Travel Games 176 Magnetic Puzzle and Questions Build Animals People Objects with 7 Simple Magnetic Colorful Shapes Kid Adult Challenge IQ Educational Book【2 set of Tangrams】 • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Can You Solve My Problems?: Ingenious, Perplexing, and Totally Satisfying Math and Logic Puzzles • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
The Original Area Mazes, Volume 2: 100 More Addictive Puzzles to Solve with Simple Math―and Clever Logic! • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Brain Games® Code Breaker • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Think Fun Izzi Puzzle - Builds Thinking Skills Through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Original Area Mazes: 100 Addictive Puzzles to Solve with Simple Math―and Clever Logic! • Amazon Business $6.72 1 $6.72

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