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Weekly Deals & Freebies Roundup: Math Contest, LEGO Ed Materials

This week our deals and freebies roundup brings you a math challenge to motivate your students, grants for sustainability-related projects, free LEGO Education samples and other good things that you might not have known existed!


Remember to be aware of entry and expiration dates. Feel free to share your freebie finds in the comments or let us know about them on Facebook or Twitter.  





TenMarks Math Madness Contest 

Starting on March 16, the online TenMarks Math Madness challenge kicks off, with three age levels competing to show their improvement in math proficiency. Prizes will be given out weekly upon the contest’s start. Contests ends April 13, 2015 at 10 a.m. PST. Weekly prizes include gift cards for class parties, and grand prizes range from 30 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Tablets to Amazon gift cards, and enhanced Wi-Fi. (Listed on


$75,000 In Sustainability Grants 

Levi Strauss gave their Levi Strauss Legacy Grant to The Pollination Project, which gives seed grants to visionaries of environmental sustainability on an individual basis, from teachers, to their students, and beyond. The $75,000 Levi Strauss Legacy Grant is funding 25 seed grants for sustainability-related projects. Grants can be applied for and are awarded each month. (Listed on


Free LEGO Education MoreToMath Samples

LEGO Education has free samples of their new MoreToMath curriculum, and for a limited time, first and second grade educators can score one of 5,000 sample packs to be sent on April 3, 2015, when the request deadline ends. (Listed on





50% Off at First Book 

Teachers can find educational books, ranging from ESL to STEM to young adult fiction and early readers, at 50 percent off at First Book when they use the code BSF15MATCH. There's currently no end date, but act fast before the deal goes away. (Listed on


Mega Deals at has huge deals on educational titles such as Scientific American (65 percent off) and National Geographic Kids (50 percent off). Deals are regular, but always changing, so get them while they’re good. (Listed on





Insects Free Activities for Preschool

Dig insects? You and your preschool class can enjoy these fun insect activities and themes. (Free from the EdWorld Exchange.)


'Cool to be Kind' Award Certificate

It’s always cool to be kind! Reward kindness in the classroom with this sweet certificate for grades K-2. (Found right here on!)


PE Heart Homework

This is a great interactive worksheet for students that focuses on the human heart, and fits in well with health and/or physical education class curriculums ranging from grade 5 to 9. (Free from the EdWorld Exchange.)


Sudoku Puzzles

Do you Sudoku? Introduce these fun math problems to your math class to enhance their critical thinking skills. (Found right here on!)


Writing Process Poster and Checklist

This adorable bear themed writing process poster and checklist are perfect for grades 2 to 4. (Free from the EdWorld Exchange.)



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Last updated on 03/11/2015. 



Article by Jason Papallo, Education World Social Media Editor

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