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Ms. Scheele from Burien WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Bring to Life Math Concepts

My students need books to read, inspire, motivate, and learn math from.

  • $318 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is located in Washington state at a Title One school. Students at my school are hardworking, kind, eager individuals. Many students are first and second generation citizens from Africa, South America and Asia. About forty-two percent of students qualify for English Language Learner services, but up to fifty percent of students speak a language other than English in the home. Our differing cultures, backgrounds, economic statuses and languages provide richness in the classroom, but we also face challenges. One challenge is that we are incredibly underfunded. At our school, eighty-three percent of our students qualify for free or reduced price school lunch.

There are so many experiences and learning opportunities I wish I could have with our students if only I had the means.

My Project

Using literature in math lessons can enhance learning in many ways. It can help build an intangible perception of math skills through illustrations, as well as help students build problem-solving skills. In addition, it can provide a meaningful context for mathematical content, review mathematics concepts, promote the development of number sense, model interesting problems, promote critical thinking, and increase the level of interest.

Math becomes more interesting when a child can make a math connection in a story.

When children are reading or listening to a book, they learn to recognize that math is used all around them. Students begin to use their prior knowledge to connect math concepts to the outside world.

Please help bring many amazing math titles into the hands of my students! Such books include Zero the Hero, Millions, Billions, & Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers, My Even Day, The Lion's Share, How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest!, How Long or How Wide?: A Measuring Guide, A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many?, How to Be a Math Genius, 7 x 9 = Trouble!, Sir Circumference and the Viking's Map, and other great books. Thank you in advance for your help!

Ms. Scheele
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Million Dots • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
How Many Jelly Beans? • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
How to Be a Math Genius • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Amazing Visual Math • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Zero the Hero • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
My Half Day • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
How to Turn $100 into $1,000,000: Earn! Save! Invest! • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
The Lion's Share • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
My Even Day • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Missing Math: A Number Mystery • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
One Odd Day • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Millions, Billions, & Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Measuring Penny (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map (Charlesbridge Math Adventures (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (A Math Adventure) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Made a Million • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fractions = Trouble! • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
A Fraction's Goal - Parts of a Whole (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
How Long or How Wide?: A Measuring Guide (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
Round Trip • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Millions to Measure • Amazon Business $5.52 1 $5.52
7 x 9 = Trouble! • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35
Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives • Amazon Business $5.02 1 $5.02
A Second, a Minute, a Week With Days in It: A Book About Time (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $4.13 1 $4.13

Materials cost

$217.72

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$270.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.65

Total project goal

$317.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$317.69

1 Donor

-$317.69

Donations toward project cost

-$270.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.65

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$0.00

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