More than half of students from low‑income households
$0 still needed
Algebra I Math Journals
My students need supplies (paper,scissors, glue, and binders) to continue working with their math journals and to do their graphing homework on graph paper.
My students are from a low-income, very small, rural community. These supplies will help me to help them continue to work with their math journals and complete graphing homework on graph paper. My algebra I students love working with math journals rather than strictly working from a text book.
Many of my students are low-income.
There is a 50% free-and-reduced price lunch population. The entire district has about 530 students with slightly more males than females. About 260 students attend the junior/senior high school. Eighty-five percent of students are white/Caucasian and about twelve percent are Hispanic. The rural school is located about 45 minutes from the nearest city. In their spare time, students enjoy playing sports and riding four-wheel ATVs. Many students enjoy outdoor sports such as fishing and hiking. My students are good citizens showing a great deal of respect. As a first-year teacher, I am happy to report that I have had no discipline problems to report so far. However, these students struggle with math. For example, only fifteen percent of the current freshmen class passed last year's end-of-course exam. My goal is to support students through motivation, support, and creative lessons using math journaling as a way to keep students organized.
The resources I am requesting are to enable students continue to work with their math journals, foldables, and for me to preserve math games through lamination. The graph paper will also enable both my Algebra I and Algebra II students to complete their graphing homework on graph paper. The 3-ring binders will help me to keep the Unit Plan (9) materials organized. The spiral notebooks will be provided to low-income students who can not afford to purchase their own journal. Up until now, I have been furnishing these supplies myself. It is getting costly, but these students deserve people who are willing to invest in them and in their future. They are great kids and they will be very grateful to all of the donors who choose to support them and their future.
I am following the lead of another math teacher who has been using math journaling for several years at the middle school level.
When her students get to high school they come back to visit and tell her how they have kept their math journal and wished that the high school teachers would do math notes through journaling like she did. Using math journals, these students take pride in their work and want their journal to reflect both their mathematical understanding and their personality.
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