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Mrs. Bench from Bradenton FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Encourage a Love of Math

Help me give my students simple and engaging books involving numbers, math, and problem solving.

  • $162 goal

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My Students

Many of my students are labeled high-risk, receive free or reduced-price lunch, are English Language Learners (ELL), come from low socioeconomic households, and have trouble in school. Being able to engage them in mathematics through the use of differentiated instruction is a wonderful way to get them involved and excited about the learning process.

The majority of my students cannot afford their own supplies, so I want to make sure that all of my students are receiving the same education.

One way to ensure their success is to supply my students with quality materials. Any assistance you can offer in making learning accessible and enjoyable to my seventh-grade math students would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

My Project

Math can be challenging, so introducing these engaging books will help increase learning and engagement. My students will be able to read these books when starting new units, during free time, and if they are struggling with certain concepts.

According to research, using children’s literature in math lessons will enhance learning in many exciting and tangible ways and help students build problem-solving skills.

Including books in math can help build a more concrete understanding of math skills through illustrations.

These books model problem solving, show girls and woman using math, show how math is necessarily in every day tasks, and many more exciting concepts.

A few benefits of books in math are:

-Provide meaningful context for mathematical content.

-Review a mathematics concept or specific skill.

-Promote the development of number sense.

-Model an interesting problem.

-Explain a mathematics concept.

-Promote critical thinking.

-Increase the level of interest

Mrs. Bench
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem-Solving • Amazon Business $16.13 1 $16.13
Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
I'm Trying to Love Math • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Everyone Can Learn Math • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Math! (You Wouldn't Want to Live Without…) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
Swirl by Swirl (board book): Spirals in Nature • Amazon Business $7.38 1 $7.38
Perimeter, Area, and Volume: A Monster Book of Dimensions • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
Place Value • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Fractions in Disguise: A Math Adventure (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Equal Shmequal (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

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