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Ms. Kastens from Bridgeport CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Go With Legos

My students need Legos to help visualize many fraction and multiplication skills and strategies.

  • $400 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most of my students are right below the fourth-grade math and reading levels. We are an inner-city school where the average family falls in the low-income category. We are a small neighborhood Title I Public School and have only two classrooms per grade level. All the teachers, regardless of the grade they teach, have a strong relationship with all the students in the building. We do believe that it takes a village, and when the children graduate from our school, we all take pride in the fact we were all part of the process.

Our students come to school every day ready to learn in spite of the challenges they face on a daily basis.

Because of that, they inspire me to live up to their expectations and give them a reason to overcome some of those challenges and be excited to learn new things.

My Project

There are many uses for Legos in the classroom, but I would use them mainly for math skills and STEM activities. I would like to get students excited about math and science by taking them out of the textbook with more hands-on activities. It would help strengthen students' understanding how are math problems are constructed and solved by creating a framework that helps them engage in math practices, making them tangible and understandable. The

materials can be used in both whole and small group activities, along with independent practice.

Students will use the sticky notes to write notes and solutions to the math problems.

For years, I have been trying to find entertaining ways to teach fractions and multiplication facts that would help the class to a better understanding and I finally found it.

This unique combination of Legos bricks and engaging standards-based projects results in a resource that builds students' awareness to ask questions, define the problems and create solutions on their own. A skill that builds confidence to continue to ask questions and find solutions.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LEGO Education LearnToLearn Core Set and Curriculum • Amazon Business $99.95 1 $99.95
DreamBuilderToy 1000 Pieces Building Bricks Fun Set, With A 10 dots x 20 dots baseplate, Wheels, Roof, Windows, Fence to build multiples games, Compatible to All Major Brands … • Amazon Business $29.50 2 $59.00
Classic Building Base Plates 10" x 10" Original Baseplate - Compatible with All Major Brands (6PC Mixed) • Amazon Business $18.70 2 $37.40
Antner Sticky Notes 3" x 3" Self Sticky Notes Assorted Color, 12 Pack, 100 Sheets/Pad • Amazon Business $14.89 2 $29.78
Teaching Multiplication Using LEGO® Bricks • Amazon Business $19.93 1 $19.93
Teaching Fractions Using LEGO® Bricks • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Learning Fractions Using LEGO Bricks: Student Edition • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Teaching Division Using LEGO Bricks • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Learning Multiplication Using LEGO Bricks: Student Edition • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29

Materials cost

$305.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$339.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.95

Total project goal

$399.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$399.69

1 Donor

-$399.69

Donations toward project cost

-$339.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.95

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$0.00

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