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Mrs. Tedder from Ruskin FL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Patterns in Math!

My students need the literature based geometric hands-on activities to reinforce and extend the Florida Sunshine State Standards for geometry.

  • $169 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2011.

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My Students

My students are from an economically deprived environment in which they do not get opportunities to experience hands-on learning.

Not only are my students from an economically deprived neighborhood, there is also a language barrier.

Many of my students are English Language Learners (ELL) who are in varying stages of acquiring the English language. Thus the students attending my school comprise a population of 80-90% migrant students. These students are in double jeopardy; not only must they learn the English language but also the academic concepts regardless of when they are enrolled in school. These children are lovable and eager to learn the English language along with the academic skills I am teaching.

My Project

Be a part of the gift of learning! The resources I'm requesting includes hands-on games and books for story time that are infused with geometric concepts. When students are playing the games and manipulating the hands-on materials, their affective filter is lower. This in turn, provides the students with a true opportunity for learning because they do not feel as pressured as they would in a traditional lesson.

This project will make a difference in my students' lives because they are learning these concepts for the first time along with the English language.

The donations will provide my students with access to fun materials that they would otherwise not have. This project will help them master and internalize the geometric concepts.

Mrs. Tedder
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC108 - Pattern Cards for Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 1 $6.95
LC107 - Magnetic Designer • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
FF804 - Geometry Activity Station • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
LL932 - Literature-Based Shapes Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95

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