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Mr. Farley from Staten Island NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Problem Solving with Rubiks Cubes

My students need to work on problem solving and perseverance, the rubiks cubes seems to really help them.

  • $341 goal

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My Students

Students are in third grade of our title 1 school have a tough time focusing and working without help. The third grade classes contain a mix of general education, special education and English Language learners. Students levels range from 1st grade to 5th grade. They need the most help in problem solving and working out complex problems without giving up. Students also have a difficult time taking ownership of their work as many believe they can not succeed. Given the chance they can.

My Project

Noticed that some students were bringing in Rubiks cubes and spending their entire lunch or free time period trying to solve them. These same students have a difficult time sitting still normally for 5 minutes. Upon looking at videos on how to solve which we related to coding and the use of algorithms the entire class took to the challenge of solving. I would like class sets so we can continue to use these to show them how to persevere. The idea of having them keep trying can be applied to any other subject in school and other aspects of life..

Mr. Farley
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
K.W. 3x3 Speed Cube Puzzle | Anti-Stick Concave For Smooth Twisting | Educational Toy For Adults & Kids | Sharpen Brain, Enhance Fine Motor Skills, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving • Amazon Business $6.99 25 $174.75
Dreampark Pyramid Speed Cube, Black • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
D-FantiX Qiyi 2x2x3 Cuboid Cube, 223 Speed Cube Twisty Puzzle (Black) • Amazon Business $7.19 3 $21.57
Rubik's Cube • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Rubik's 2X2 Cube • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$255.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$289.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.08

Total project goal

$340.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$340.56

1 Donor

-$340.56

Donations toward project cost

-$289.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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