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Ms. Gromel from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

7th Grade Math Room

Help me give my students visuals and manipulatives to use for hands on activities during math instruction that can help them better grasp the content.

  • $522 goal

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My Students

Our school is designed for students with dyslexia. It is a relatively newer school that has continued to expand, and this year, 7th grade was added to the school. Our school focuses on multi sensory instruction and requires a great deal experiential learning and hands on activities.

This being said, traditional forms of instruction, lectures, and worksheets is not enough for these students.

Being able to visualize and manipulate items is an imperative aspect to instruction in order for student success.

However, since this grade level was just added this year and my co teacher and I are new teachers, we lack some items in our math class that we would find to be beneficial for our students. We are hoping to form a collection of items that students can use to become expert problem solvers and help them understand the big ideas involved in 7th grade math!

My Project

Students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities may have trouble understanding content that is delivered through traditional instruction. Using multi sensory instruction and hands on activities gives the students a new way to view and "look" at math. The use of manipulatives and other visual aids are just some of the resources that can be used to help the students be successful. Working with their hands and physically piecing the math together helps them make the meaningful connections that are needed to help understand the content. For example, using a algebra tiles to piece together an equation helps the students visually see the items written in the equation.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Algebra Tiles™ Class Set • AKJ Education $87.59 1 $87.59
Mead Composition Notebooks, Comp Books, Wide Ruled Paper, 100 Sheets, 9-3/4" x 7-1/2", Classic Black Marble, 12 Pack (72936) • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
Folding Geometric Shapes™ • AKJ Education $39.99 1 $39.99
Algebra Balance • AKJ Education $32.84 1 $32.84
LEADER JOY Montessori Math Materials for Preschool Early Learning Tool Toys (Binomial Cube) • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
LogicRoots Math Builder Equation Building# Board Game Stem Toy Math Manipulative • Amazon Business $20.82 1 $20.82
145pcs Magnetic Fraction Tiles & Circles Magnet Set for Kids • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Middle School Math Posters - Math Keywords Classroom Posters - Teaching Word Problems - Educational Posters for High School and Middle School - 17 x 22 inches • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
hand2mind Plastic Fraction Dominoes Game, Math Manipulative Tiles (Set of 30) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math! • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Multiplication Table Chart Poster - LAMINATED 17 x 22 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Painless Math Word Problems • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
hand2mind Number Line -20 to 100, For Classroom Wall, Bulletin Board & Math Classes, 4" x 36' • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
Learning Advantage Four-Color Spinners - Set of 5 - Game Spinner - Write On/Wipe Off Surface for Multiple Uses • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
A Math Journey through Space • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
hand2mind Five Color Spinners, Plastic (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50

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