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Ms. Pierre-Stephen from Oakland CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Speed Cube Scholar

My students need the Rubik's cubes because it is a puzzle stigmatic for geniuses and it is devoid of any subjectivity.

  • $301 goal

This project expired on November 28, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Algebra I and Algebra A to 14-15 year-old students with a variety of intellectual, physical, and sensory impairments within our general education and special needs in our high school that serves 100% low-income students. I use an Internet Math curriculum on www.aleks.com. It allows each individual student to have individualized personalized learning paths. I work with each student individually to help them understand the concepts that they are working and this means I am popping around the room tutoring, teaching, assisting and also using students who have the highest percentages in the class to become student tutors therefore developing student leaders.

With this style of personalized learning in the classroom, it is most beneficial and imperative to have a personalized set-up with collaborative tables that can move into collaborative inner circles or self-directed sections in the room.

Among the mathematical problem solving they will be learning through word problems, I would like to introduce another style of learning and improving skill through the Rubik's cube.

My Project

We will learn once a week that conquering the impossible starts by simply making moves. The Rubik's cubes will make a difference in students' learning because it is a puzzle stigmatic for geniuses and it is devoid of any subjectivity. Our scholars will learn to solve the cube in 1½ minutes.

It is important for mathematic students to reason deductively, avoid quitting when faced with a challenge but rather learn structure, remember how to use structures to solve, and increase their memory, metacognition and intuition when faced with any problem whether it be math, rubik's cube or life in general.

Ms. Pierre-Stephen
Grades 9-12
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
D-FantiX YJ Guanlong Speed Cube 3x3 Smooth Magic Cube Puzzles 56 mm Black • Amazon Business $6.79 30 $203.70

Materials cost

$203.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$255.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.07

Total project goal

$300.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$300.47

5 Donors

-$151.82

Donations toward project cost

-$129.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.77

match offer

-$148.65

Match offer toward project cost

-$126.35

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.30

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$0.00

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