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Mrs. Alexander from Roanoke VA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Basic Math Tools Needed to Effectively Teach Middle School Math

Help me give my students access to basic tools (pencils and erase mats) needed to teach fundamental math concepts. I also would love to give incentives instead of candy to reward students.

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I want to teach these kids how to use technology to help increase their knowledge and skills in mathematics. In sixth grade, they are taught mathematical concepts that will be used in college and real life.

Most of these students are facing challenges in their homes and communities.

I have experienced some of these challenges when I was in middle school as well. I personally know that up to date tools and supplies will benefit them to be successful.

I want to not worry about the basic tools needed to learn math.

My Project

I work in a trauma-informed school, and having a pencil is the last thing they need to worry about. They sometimes come to school hungry and tired because of their situation. I want to encourage showing work and help increase understanding.

Making sure that they brought a pencil to school is a battle that I do not want to fight.

My students are sometimes in different homes at a time or dealing with many issues after school. Our city has a significant population of homeless students. I want them to have something to write with and have an incentive to work hard monthly for a small prize.

Mrs. Alexander
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Yellow, Pre-sharpened, Class Pack, 576 pencils in box by Madisi • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Yellow, Pre-sharpened, 16 Packs of 12-Count, 192 pencils in box by Madisi • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Bulk Premium Pre-Sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils 500 Pack • Amazon Business $37.95 1 $37.95
Learning Resources 9"X 11" Double Sided x-Y Axis Dry Erase Mats, Graphing, Math Classroom Accessories, Teaching Aids, Set of 10, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $9.09 3 $27.27
Not Parent Approved: A Card Game for Kids, Families and Mischief Makers • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
OHill 60 Pack Emoji Plush Pillows Mini Keychain Decorations for Birthday Party, Home Decoration, Wall Decor and Party Favor • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Keebor Basic Low Odor Dry Erase Markers Chisel Tip Black Whiteboard Markers, 72 Packs • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
JIEQI Expanding File Folder Document Organizer, 13 Pockets File Folders/Expandable Filing Folders with Handle A4 Size Accordion for Office/Business/School/Family Bill Paperwork (Blue-Handle) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Party Favor Pinata Filler,Treasure Chest,Mini Magic Cube,Brain Teaser Puzzle Boxes,Mochi Squishies,Snake Twist Puzzle,IQ Puzzle Toy,Treasure Box Prizes For Carnival Prizes,Goodie Bag Fillers,Classroom Rewards • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Thumbs Up Like - ExcelMark Self-Inking Round Rubber Teacher Stamp - Blue Ink • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Round Teacher Stamp - Cool Shades Emoji - Black Ink • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Clue Game • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
Emoji Erasers, OHill Pack of 64 Pack Emoji Pencil Erasers 16 Emoticons Novelty Erasers for Party Favors School Classroom Prizes Rewards • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$275.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$310.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.71

Total project goal

$364.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$364.75

2 Donors

-$364.75

Donations toward project cost

-$310.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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