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Mrs. Roberts from Layton UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Olympiad Prep

My students need materials to prepare for our STEM Olympiad. We need tangrams, soma cubes, chess and checker sets, and other math games, books and materials to practice our skills and have fun!

  • $461 goal

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My Students

The Language Learners at our Title I school need engaging activities to enhance their understanding and heighten their interest. We have a high population of students for whom English is a second language. We are also designated as a Title I school due to the high numbers of students who qualify for free or reduced cost lunches. We have difficulty doing any kind of fundraising. We use most of our discretionary funding for staff to work directly with the students in small groups. We've made great gains in student growth, but still need to use every opportunity to engage students and keep them excited about learning.

My Project

We will use these materials to explore math, creative thinking, and problem solving during our club meetings. Students will use the Krypto cards to find equations for the target solution. They will use the Soma Cubes to improve their spatial sense as they construct 3-D shapes that match a 2-D drawing. The club members will find three cards from the Set Game that have the attributes of color, numbers, shape, and shading either the same or all different. The tangrams will be used to not only make a square, but to build 2-D shapes that match a variety of drawings. We will also learn to play chess and checkers in preparation for a tournament at the end of the year. All of these activities will provide students with a variety of experiences that support STEM learning.

These materials will help the students be innovative as they problem solve and find creative solutions to a variety of tasks and challenges.

The materials will be used this year for 3rd 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. We will also use these materials in years to come as this club becomes a tradition at our school.

Mrs. Roberts
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Handmade Toy Soma Cube Puzzle Wood Children Kid Baby Eco-Friendly Little Beauty • Amazon Business $10.80 10 $108.00
PRESSMAN TOY Chess Set • Amazon Business $5.69 10 $56.90
Checkers Folding Board Game • Amazon Business $4.46 10 $44.60
ETA hand2mind Giant ManipuLite Foam Floor Tangrams, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $39.35 1 $39.35
SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception • Amazon Business $12.88 3 $38.64
Tangrams: 330 Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math) • Amazon Business $8.95 3 $26.85
Chess Openings for Kids • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Chess Teacher (styles may vary) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
No Stress Chess • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
How to Play Chess for Children: A Beginner's Guide for Kids To Learn the Chess Pieces, Board, Rules, & Strategy • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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