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Ms. S. from Albuquerque NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Games to Boost Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

My students need STEM games to practice problem solving, critical thinking, innovation, and cooperation in a fun and engaging way.

  • $191 goal

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My Students

Our school serves a high-poverty population, with 99% of students qualifying for the free and reduced lunch program. It is a K-5, Spanish Dual Language school, and serves a high number of English Language Learners.

Despite the everyday challenges that these students face, they come to school each day ready to learn and grow.

The students that I work with are energetic, creative, collaborative, critical thinkers who have a strong desire for knowledge. They deserve and need opportunities and access to materials and experiences that other children receive.

My Project

As STEM occupation opportunities grow, it is important that our students gain opportunities in understanding math, science, technology and engineering, so that they have the background to pursue a career in STEM.

My classroom needs STEM strategy games that can challenge students cognitively!

The materials that I am requesting are to engage students in STEM games that require critical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving skills. These games will push students thinking and allow them to work on developing higher order thinking strategies and thus enabling the next generation of innovators! For example, the game, Make N' Break provides students experience in engineering as they become a "master builder", while cooperating with peers.

In addition, these games will give students opportunities to practice 21st century social skills that go along with strategy playing games, such as collaboration, leadership, cooperation, and teamwork.

Ms. S.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ravensburger Make 'N' Break Family Action Game • Amazon Business $30.97 1 $30.97
Think Fun Roller Coaster Challenge STEM Toy Building Game Boys Girls Age 6 Up – TOTY Game the Year Finalist • Amazon Business $29.70 1 $29.70
Think Fun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up – Toy of the Year Award Winner • Amazon Business $26.49 1 $26.49
Mattel Blokus Strategy Game • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Think Fun Robot Repair Coding Board Game and STEM Toy for Boys and Girls Age 8 and Up • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Think Fun Swish - A Fun Transparent Card Game and Toy of the Year Nominee For Age 8 and Up • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49

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