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Mrs. Yokoyama from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Mind is Like a Calculator!

My students need Ten Frame Cards, Ten Frame books, Hundred Chart books, dot cards, Rekenrek Paddle boards, playing cards, and 2 Verbal Math books.

  • $284 goal

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My Students

My students are incredible. I have twenty-four, motivated, English Language Learners who are eager to learn. My students come from low socioeconomic backgrounds with limited resources available to them. We are a Title I, Performance Improvement School with a one hundred percent free lunch program. Many parents work two jobs and are struggling to support their families.

Though their environment may not be conducive to learning, my students have an insatiable love of learning.

I know that if we provide them with the right support, resources, and opportunities, they can experience success.

My Project

The greatest benefit of STEM is that it fosters that love of learning. STEM instills that passion and drive to learn at its most crucial stage during elementary school. Students use what they learn in math and science to create a technology or a solution for a problem.

This project focuses on math and the materials will help students grasp concepts with ease.

In the beginning of 2nd grade I want students to be able to look at a ten frame of dots and tell me how many they see. I want this to be an automatic response. The dot cards and ten frame cards will be a quick 5 minute lesson where students look at a card and tell me the number. I will continue by using the Verbal Math Lesson books 1 and 2 which quickly introduces children to the basic concept of adding and subtracting, and works its way up to math problems involving numbers with double digits.

Lastly, I want to use the 100 Chart book to teach children how to build number sense by looking at patterns. The Rekenrek will be used by my visual learners who are still having difficulty adding and subtraction numbers under 20. They will use the playing cards to play math games that deal with adding and subtracting, place value, greater or less.

STEM classrooms inspires innovation through collaboration where there is always more than one solution to a problem.

Mrs. Yokoyama
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Advantage 7295 Ten Frames & Dot Card Set, Grade: Kindergarten to 2 • Amazon Business $18.90 2 $37.80
It Makes Sense! Using the Hundreds Chart to Build Number Sense, Grades K-2 • Amazon Business $30.67 1 $30.67
It Makes Sense! Using Ten-frames to Build Number Sense, Grades K-2 • Amazon Business $26.94 1 $26.94
ETA hand2mind Rekenrek Dry Erase Answer Paddle Board (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Crystal Springs Books Ten-Frame Cards, Singapore Math (402626) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Math for Love Tiny Polka Dot • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
The Verbal Math Lesson Book 1: Step-by-Step Math Without Pencil or Paper • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
LotFancy Playing Cards, Poker Size Standard Index, 12 Decks of Cards (6 Blue and 6 Red), for Blackjack, Euchre • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Verbal Math Lesson Book 2: Step-by-Step Math Without Pencil or Paper • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95

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