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  • 9 donors
  • $395 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Dr. Palisoc
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $0 still needed

Let's Get Creative With LEGO and Math!

Help me give my students a chance to get creative with math through the use of LEGOs, the same building blocks that we loved to use as kids.

My Students

This year, I have the privilege of teaching Grade 6 Power Math. Power Math focuses on the fluency aspect of math instruction.

I am extremely proud of my students because because they are living proof that with hard work and dedication, all students can learn, can overcome past struggles, and can be successful in school and in life.

As a middle school, the majority of students come to us far below grade level. Many feel defeated in math, and they lack confidence in themselves.

However, I am proud of my students because they have learned to work hard, and they have overcome many of the struggles that they have had in math in the past. As a result, for the first time ever, we are now a California Distinguished School.

I truly enjoy seeing my students build confidence in math and confidence in themselves.

My Project

Our school is known for helping middle school students make tremendous achievement gains in math. One reason we are able to make a difference in our students' lives is that we have a unique math course that I help teach called Power Math.

Power Math has been indispensible because it builds the essential foundation that many of our students are missing, and it gives them the "building blocks" that they need to be successful in middle school math.

My students are motived to do well in class and to use their time wisely, not only because they enjoy learning and overcoming past struggles, but also because they get to do quiet free time activities with their friends if they successfully finish their work early.

An activity that would greatly benefit my students would be to give them a chance to get creative with math through the use of LEGO building blocks, the same blocks that we used to love as kids.

Working with LEGOs would reinforce many of the math concepts that we are learning in Power Math, including fractions, proportions, and geometry. Additionally, since using LEGOs is a fun group activity, students would learn how to have positive interactions with their peers, which is important for middle school students to learn.

Using LEGOs would be a hit in my room, not only during class time, but outside of class time as well. During recess and lunch, students often ask to hang out in my room to chill with their friends, play board games, or just relax. Having the LEGOs in my classroom would provide many opportunities for students to both get creative with math and to have positive interactions with each other.

Let's start building!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Classic Creative Building Box Set 10704 • Amazon Business $43.90 2 $87.80
LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 Building Toys for Creative Play; Kids Creative Kit (484 Pieces) • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
LEGO Classic Windows of Creativity 11004 Building Kit, New 2019 (450 Pieces) • Amazon Business $23.99 2 $47.98
LEGO Creator 3in1 Shuttle Transporter 31091 Building Kit, 2019 (341 Pieces) • Amazon Business $21.97 2 $43.94
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement for Building, Playing, and Displaying LEGO Creations, 10 x 10 inches, Large Building Base Accessory for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96
LEGO Classic Blue Baseplate 10714 Building Kit (1 Piece) • Amazon Business $4.99 4 $19.96

Materials cost

$275.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.11

Total project goal

$394.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$394.08

8 Donors

-$344.08

Donations toward project cost

-$292.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.61

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 140 students.

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