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Mr. Long from Mandan ND is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rubik's Cube Challenge!

Help me give my students Rubik's cubes and other puzzles to use in our after-school Rubik's Cube Club.

  • $582 goal

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My Students

My middle school students love hands-on experiences that incorporate critical thinking and exploration. I am a volunteer advise for our school's Rubik's Cube Club. The club is meets once a week during the winter months and is free for any student (900+ students attend our school) to join. Over the months the students learn the algorithms to solve Rubik's cubes and can usually solve a variety of cube types (3x3s, 2x2s, mirror cubes, etc.)

Our school is a public school in North Dakota that serves 900+ students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.

More than a third of our students are from low-income households. The Rubik's cube club is free and open to all students, so having more cubes and more puzzles will help students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

My Project

The puzzles and cubes will be used in a free after-school program that allows middle school students to learn how to solve Rubik's Cubes and other puzzles. We currently have some cubes and puzzles for the students to use, but it would be wonderful to have more cubes and puzzles to allow the kids to do more hands-on exploring.

Working with Rubik's Cubes help students develop spatial skills, critical thinking skills, communication skills, self-confidence, and delayed gratification.

The students develop these skills, learn how to solve the cube from memory, and are happy to help other students learn how to solve the cubes.

Students in my homebase class hour are also able to use the Rubik's Cubes and puzzles, so the puzzles and cubes will be used by many students for several years.

Mr. Long
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 100 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Educational Insights Kanoodle | Brain Twisting 3-D Puzzle Game for Kids, Teens & Adults | Featuring 200 Challenges • Amazon Business $8.99 8 $71.92
LIKEE Upgraded 108 Pieces Magnetic Sculpture with Ultra- Long 0.1in Bars, Magnet Fidget Toys Building Block for Stress Relief, Office and Home Desk Decor, Cool Gadget for Adult (Silver, 108 Pieces) • Amazon Business $21.99 3 $65.97
HOMOFY Magnetic Balls -Fun Magnets Sculpture Building Blocks Toys for Boys & Girls Magnet Toys Magnetic Balls Stress Relief & Creative Inspiration Toys (Silver) • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
D-FantiX Carbon Fiber 2x2 3x3 Speed Cube Set, 2x2x2 3x3x3 Cube Bundle Pack Magic Cube Puzzle Toys Kids • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
Speed Cube Puzzle Pack | 2x2 3x3 4x4 5x5 Firbe Carbon Stickerless Cube Set | 5 Pieces Magic Cubes Collection | Puzzle Toys Brain Teaser Gifts • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Lijue 512 Pieces Magnetic Sculpture Magnet Building Blocks Fidget Gadget Toys for Stress Relief, Office and Home Desk Toys for Adults • Amazon Business $33.80 1 $33.80
BePuzzled Box Hanayama Cast Metal Brain Teaser Puzzle (Level 2) Puzzles For Kids & Adults Ages 12 & Up • Amazon Business $9.68 3 $29.04
BePuzzled Keyhole Hanayama Cast Metal Brain Teaser Puzzle (Level 4) Puzzles For Kids & Adults Ages 12 & Up • Amazon Business $9.55 3 $28.65
Yescube 3-Pieces Magic Snake Twist Puzzle Twisty Toy collection(Black) • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Project Genius Constantin Puzzles - Waiter's Tray, Wooden • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
BePuzzled Delta Hanayama Cast Metal Brain Teaser Puzzle (Level 3) Puzzles For Kids & Adults Ages 12 & Up • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Coogam Qiyi 4x4 Speed Cube Stickerless Magic Puzzle Toy Gift for Kids and Adults Challenge (Qiyuan S Version) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Bits and Pieces - Man The Torpedo Metal Brainteaser Puzzle - Brain Game Puzzle for Adults • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$433.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$494.65

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.29

Total project goal

$581.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$581.94

2 Donors

-$483.00

Donations toward project cost

-$410.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.45

match offer

-$98.94

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.84

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$0.00

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