You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Ms. S. from Bronx NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Fraction is a What? Using Manipulatives to Help Fifth Graders Make Sense of Fraction Concepts

The cost of the FractionWorks Grade 5 Program from ETA/Cuisenaire is $469, 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>.

  • $469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Close your eyes and picture yourself sitting in a fifth grade mathematics class. Your teacher writes "1/2" on the board and explains, as she holds up two halves of a construction-paper circle, that "1/2 is half of a whole." She then writes "1/4" on the board, folds the half-circle in half, and says, "1/4 is half of 1/2." Although you are frantically copying the numbers into your notebook, you feel lost. Over time I have learned that students grasp fraction concepts better when they see fractions represented in different forms through engaging, hands-on activities. Unfortunately, I must rely on paper-made visuals (that tear easily) to teach fractions because my school lacks the financial means to supply me with adequate resources. Over 90% of the student body receives free-lunch as well, so their families cannot donate money to offset the cost of supplies. In order to bring the concept of fractions to life for my students, I am asking for a Fraction Works set, made by ETA/Cuisenaire. The set consists of a wide variety of materials to help students visualize and attach meaning to fractions so that they can later perform more complex operations, such as addition and subtraction of fractions. The set also includes math games and multiple choice assessment questions to help students apply what they learn on standards-based tests. My young mathematicians and I thank you in advance for your generosity.

Ms. S.
Grades 3-5
  • Business School Entrepren Studies
  • Bronx, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. S. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FractionWorks Grade 5 Program • ETA/Cuisenaire $325.00 1 $325.00

Materials cost

$325.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$384.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.38

Total project goal

$468.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$468.76

2 Donors

-$419.54

Donations toward project cost

-$385.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$49.97

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[19245],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":24071,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/a-fraction-is-a-what-using-manipulative/24071/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":30,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. S.","authorIds":{"19245":{"owner":"Ms. S.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[24071],"proposalHash":"1934185627","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-3_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":22,"teacherChallengeId":114151,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":19245,"schoolCounty":"Bronx","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}