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Ms. Petzrick from San Diego CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

They Think They're Playing!

Help me give my students the ability to solve problems using logical thinking while at the same time having fun!

  • $455 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing! Many of them come from lower-income households, single-parent led, and in most cases second-language learners trying to master English as well as content. All of this they have overcome with hard work and perseverance. The history students are eager to learn our country's history and be participating members of our society. My AVID students are desperately trying to learn the skills that will get them into college.

The neighborhood our school is a part of is not one on the list for tourists coming to San Diego.

As a matter of fact, there are San Diegans who would never dream of coming into this part of the city. It is often forgotten unless a murder, gang shooting, or home invasion occurs to bring it to "breaking news" status on T.V.

I teach two classes of 8th-grade GATE/Advanced students and three classes of AVID. The kids are bright and engaging. All of them are eager for a good education and have dreams of college and a better life. These students and their families are full of hope; hope for a better life for not just themselves but a better life for our whole society.

My Project

We have all heard the news reports about the businesses of today not finding enough qualified people to fill all of the open positions. Most complain that their applicants can't solve problems and don't know how to work together.

The Turing Tumble game not only helps my middle school students solve problems and work together, but they don't even realize they are being prepared for a possible future in our technological world.

This game is teaching kids about how computers work at their most basic level: electrons moving through logic gates. But instead of using electrons, the game uses marbles. With the help of gravity and swinging parts, students build marble-powered computers that can generate patterns, do logic, count, add, subtract, multiply, divide, and much, much more.

Ms. Petzrick
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Turing Tumble 5 pack • Turing Tumble $299.95 1 $299.95

Materials cost

$299.95

Vendor shipping charges

$24.62

State sales tax

$27.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$386.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$68.21

Total project goal

$454.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$454.73

2 Donors

-$155.00

Donations toward project cost

-$131.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

match offer

-$299.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$254.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.96

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$0.00

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