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Mrs. Martling from Rocklin CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


Help me give my students a variety of locks to create an escape room activity to engage them in learning. The locks are direction, words, numbers, and keys where I will incorporate them into a fun story.

  • $227 goal

This project expired on February 8, 2019.

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My Students

I teach students who have typically struggled in math. They take a double block of math class so that they have math every day (most have it every other day on a block schedule) and therefore extra time to work with me and practice. I love working with these students and developing ways to get them working and practicing math in ways they haven’t before. I love seeing their excitement about their newfound success in math when it’s been so hard before. I live for these comments: “this is the easiest math has ever been!” And “this is the highest grade I’ve ever gotten on a math test!”

My Project

I will create an escape room for my students. Using stories, math history, and solving mathematical problems at their level, they will find the clues to "escape the room." There will be a variety of clues and different types of locks where they must use teamwork to figure out. They will have a direction lock, key locks, word locks and 3 and 4 digit number locks to solve.

Students will be engaged with the fun aspect of the game while still learning valuable skills like the math knowledge, teamwork, problem solving, and perseverance to continue when it gets hard.

My hope is for the students to leave with a smile on their face and math in their brain.

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This project will reach 81 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Master Lock 1500iDPNK Set Your Own Speed Dial Combination Lock, White • Amazon Business $12.27 3 $36.81
Puroma 2 Pack Combination Lock 4 Digit Padlock for School Gym Sports Locker, Fence, Toolbox, Case, Hasp Storage (Black and Code Window) • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
Wordlock Combination Padlock – 5 Dial, Blue • Amazon Business $8.95 3 $26.85
Master Lock 1535DWD Set Your Own Word Combination Padlock, 1-1/2 in. Wide with 15/16 in. Long Shackle, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $6.96 3 $20.88
Rarelock Padlock 3 Digit Your Own Combination Lock Set, Metal, for School, Employee, Gym or Sports Locker, Case, Toolbox, Fence, Cabinet & Storage, Assorted Colors,Pack of 4 (Travel & Sport) • Amazon Business $8.80 2 $17.60
3Pcs Mini Bronze Antique Padlock Small Metal Padlock Archaize Style Lock Mini Lock with Key • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
ATB 3 Pc Small Metal Padlock Solid Brass Mini Lock • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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