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Mr. Saltos from Flushing NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Acute Math Library

My students need math in-class library that they can use to borrow books and learn that math and reading go together.

  • $920 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school in Queens, NY where 100 percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. They all come from many countries in Asia and Latin America. Many of my students do not have a chance to experience many extra-curricular activities. Most of them stay home or at the park after school is over. I want to be able to provide them with a different activity that is both engaging and fun.

Collaborative, interdisciplinary, and hands-on projects are the best way to teach the mathematics my students need to succeed in middle school.

Projects give students a reason to talk with one another and to outside audiences. The projects they get most excited about are those that are hands-on and technology related. They quickly learn a new language and learn to work together at the same time, but only if we have the right tools.

My Project

One of the things that I noticed about my students is that they love to read. They love to read fiction and non-fiction books. They enjoy reading novels, comic books and even biographies. They even like to read when they finish with their math assignments during class.

I want my students to have access to a different genre of books: math novels.

I would like to introduce my students to math novels that are both educational and entertaining. I want them to read classics like Flatland, or a Japanese comic series called Math Girls, or books about how much mathematics is found in The Simpsons.

My goal for this project is to build an in-class math library and I hope that you help me spark in my students a seed of joy for mathematics.

Mr. Saltos
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Golf by the Numbers: How Stats, Math, and Physics Affect Your Game • Amazon Business $33.82 1 $33.82
Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Technology: Roller Coaster Designer, Space Robotics Engineer, and More (You Get Paid for THAT?) • Amazon Business $27.92 1 $27.92
More or Less and a Vampire's Guess (Math Blast!: Spooky Math) • Amazon Business $26.60 1 $26.60
Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Science: Food Taster, Human Lie Detector, and More (You Get Paid for THAT?) • Amazon Business $25.36 1 $25.36
Kitchen Math • Amazon Business $22.00 1 $22.00
Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Math: Stunt Coordinator, Cryptologist, and More (You Get Paid for THAT?) • Amazon Business $20.57 1 $20.57
Akira Yoshizawa, Japan's Greatest Origami Master: Featuring over 60 Models and 1000 Diagrams by the Master • Amazon Business $19.92 1 $19.92
The Magic of Math: Solving for x and Figuring Out Why • Amazon Business $18.35 1 $18.35
How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics • Amazon Business $18.33 1 $18.33
Math Girls 2: Fermat's Last Theorem (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Can I Come Too? • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Math Girls 3: Godel's Incompleteness Theorems (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Flatterland: Like Flatland, Only More So • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem-Solving • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Math Girls • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Math Girls Talk About Equations & Graphs (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
If: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Men of Mathematics (Touchstone Book) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Hungry for Math: Poems to Munch On • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Bill Nye The Science Guy's Big Blast Of Science • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Countablock (Alphablock) • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Animal Origami for the Enthusiast: Step-by-Step Instructions in Over 900 Diagrams/25 Original Models (Dover Origami Papercraft) • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Dive into Division (Got Math!) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
A Math Journey Through Planet Earth (Go Figure!) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Galactic Geometry (Got Math!) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
A Math Journey Through the Animal Kingdom (Go Figure!) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Scrumptious Statistics (Got Math!) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Multiplication Meltdown (Got Math!) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Funky Fractions (Got Math!) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Secrets of Mental Math: The Mathemagician's Guide to Lightning Calculation and Amazing Math Tricks • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Star Wars Origami: 36 Amazing Paper-folding Projects from a Galaxy Far, Far Away.... • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Master Multi-Digit Multiplication Workbook (Dr. Pi Squared Math) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Basketball Angles: Understanding Angles • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Edgy Equations (Got Math!) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Positive & Negative Numbers, Oh My! (Got Math!) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Magical Mathematical Properties (Got Math!) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Everything Kids' Math Puzzles Book: Brain Teasers, Games, and Activities for Hours of Fun • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
Sir Cumference Classroom Activities • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (A Math Adventure) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
A Math Journey Through the Human Body (Go Figure!) • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47
Sir Cumference and the Off-the-Charts Dessert (Charlesbridge Math Adventures (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.16 1 $7.16
How Much Is a Million? 20th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland (A Math Adventure) • Amazon Business $6.66 1 $6.66
The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle • Amazon Business $6.62 1 $6.62
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter (Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map (Charlesbridge Math Adventures (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens: A Math Adventure • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (A Math Adventure) • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $4.20 1 $4.20
Spaghetti And Meatballs For All! (Scholastic Bookshelf: Math Skills) • Amazon Business $4.15 1 $4.15
Easy Origami (Dover Origami Papercraft)over 30 simple projects • Amazon Business $3.83 1 $3.83

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