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  • $269 goal

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Mr. W.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Mastermind for Master Minds

The cost of 15 Mastermind games from Nasco is $250, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

As the Fifth grade Math teacher at KIPP:Gaston College Preparatory, I have seen students miss too many exam questions because they did not think logically. We do a great job of teaching our students direct skills, but the ability to think in the abstract is often lost on them. Because of this, when a question is not worded precisely how I would word it, the kids often get it wrong. I have found a game that combats this problem well. The game is called "Mastermind," and it requires students to think about creative ways to solve a problem. I believe that a class set of this game would tremendously increase our children's ability to come up with creative solutions to word problems. It is a two-person game, so 15 would be a perfect class set. A class set of this game would be used regularly by our entire student body. Our students need creative minds to solve problems both inside the school building and out, this game inspires that creativity. Any donations or purchases would be greatly appreciated.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MASTERMIND • Nasco $11.25 15 $168.75

Materials cost

$168.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$220.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.38

Total project goal

$268.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.76

2 Donors

-$254.00

Donations toward project cost

-$221.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

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