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  • $688 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Miller
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Tower Project

The cost of materials to build geometry projects is $666, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I teach at a large public high school in a rural community. I teach 155 10th grade students Geometry. I like to do a lot of hands on activities with my students to allow them to experience the mathematics for themselves. Projects and activities are expensive!! This is why I need your help. I want to have my students use the topic of rigidity (the strongest shape is a triangle) to build towers out of sandwich picks and hot glue. They will need to use only 200 sandwich picks and yet the tower must be as strong as possible. We will test the strength of each tower by placing weights on top, one at a time, until it crushes. They will find out that the tower is only as strong as it's weakest sandwich pick! I will need the following items: 1. 30 mini hot glue guns 2. about 2000 mini glue sticks 3. about 16,000 sandwich picks 4. about 30 1-lb weights (small brick type) 5. 8 extension cords Hands-on activities make math come alive! Please fund this activity so my students can take part in this worthwhile experience.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GLUE STICKS MINI 4IN REG 5LB • Dick Blick $27.19 2 $54.38
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Dick Blick $16.95 1 $16.95
Item Shipping/Handling Charges • Dick Blick $10.95 1 $10.95
METAL WEIGHTS 1 LB • Nasco $8.45 30 $253.50
CORD EXTENSION 3-OUTLET 2-WIRE • Sargent Welch $3.00 8 $24.00
GLUE GUN MINI LOW TEMP • Dick Blick $2.54 30 $76.20
CRAFT PICKS BOX750 PICKS • Dick Blick $2.20 22 $48.40

Materials cost

$484.38

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$563.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.75

Total project goal

$687.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$687.50

1 Donor

-$676.50

Donations toward project cost

-$564.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$112.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 155 students.

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