To celebrate the launch of MakerBot Academy, we’re kicking off the MakerBot Academy Math Manipulative Challenge on Thingiverse. Math manipulatives are one of the most requested items on DonorsChoose.org. This challenge will allow teachers who receive MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printers to immediately print classroom tools after they unbox their new 3D printer. Design your own math manipulative for K-12 students. Click “Enter Challenge” on the Challenge Page and upload your design between November 12th and November 18th for a chance to be a winner. Sets must be tagged #MakerBotAcademyMath to be considered. Bre Pettis, former middle school teacher and MakerBot CEO, will select the First, Second, and Third Prize winners based on the designs’ printability, educational value, and creativity. Winners will receive filament, Thingiverse t-shirts, and have their creations featured on Thingiverse and in the MakerBot Retail Stores. In addition, the First Place winner can send a MakerBot Academy bundle to a classroom of their choice. Find out more details and how to enter, read the Official Rules, and follow the contest here!