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Mrs. Calder from South Jordan UT is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Add and Subtract, Why Do I Need to Learn That?

My students need a set of hands-on Math manipulatives and Math start stories.

  • $458 goal

This project expired on March 29, 2012.

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My Students

Math is everywhere, but how do I show them? Students need to find ways that mathematics relates to them. Students need hands on manipulatives to take their understanding from abstract to concrete.

I teach fourth grade, a class of twenty-nine students.

Our school is a newer school. We don't have very many math manipulatives and what we do have is shared between five teachers with about thirty students each. My students are on different levels in math and the manipulatives would help meet the needs of all learners. They would give students who aren't understanding concepts concrete and visual representation. They would provide learning practice that is hands on for every student and engage them in their learning. The manipulatives would help to challenge students by allowing them opportunities to explore why math concepts work.

My Project

My students are very inquisitive and always asking why. Math picture books would help students see why math is important and how it connects to their lives. Manipulatives would allow students a chance to explore why math concepts work and solidify their understanding. For example, students would use the counters to explore why 2 times 3 is equal to 3 times 2. I would use each of the Manipulatives in a similar manner for students to explore and practice concepts throughout the year.

I really appreciate you considering my grant request.

We would use the manipulatives throughout the entire year, not just during one lesson or unit. They will be used to teach, practice, and reinforce math concepts. The picture books will help students make real life connections.

Mrs. Calder
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA505X - Elementary Math Manipulative Library - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $289.00 1 $289.00
DT577 - Math Start Stories - Gr. 2-4 • Lakeshore Learning $59.50 1 $59.50

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