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Mrs. Post from Sheboygan WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Brainy Gray Matter Math Games

Help me give my students math games to teach them financial literacy, sequencing, estimation, addition and subtraction skills.

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many students at my school come from literacy impoverished backgrounds. We are a Title I, high poverty school and 35% of our students receive English Language Learner support. In addition, 95% of the student population qualifies for free or reduced-rate lunch.

Students in my groups are at or below the twentieth percentile and are placed in literacy and math interventions to help them feel confident in their skills and to become more successful learners in their classrooms.

However, I would like to also support the approximately ten percent of our school's students at or above the 90 percentile.

My Project

The focus of this project is to engage those students who have scored at the 90th percentile or above on our universal math screener. I have selected games that were recommended as 'best educational' games or have been awarded parent choice awards.

Board and card games develop noncognitive skills such as patience and discipline while teaching children to think critically, problem-solve, and collaborate.

I have opted for games for specific age ranges to build financial literacy: Jeopardy (12+ years) and Monopoly Jr. (5-8 years).

The other games enrich math skills such as addition, subtraction, sequencing, and estimation. I have also looked for games that stretch across age ranges: Swamp Sum (Kindergarten+), The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game (Kindergarten+), Too Many Moneys (6+ years) Rat A Tat Tat (6-10 years), Money Bags and Taco vs. Burrito (7+ years), Sleeping Queens (8 years), and Zeus on the Loose (8+ years).

Along with providing math enrichment, my goal is that as our students learn to play the games, they will share their excitement with their families thus encouraging families to engage in board and card game activities at home.

Mrs. Post
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game • Amazon Business $14.85 2 $29.70
Jeopardy Board Game - America's Favorite Quiz Show Party Game - Features 180 Cards, 6 Stands, And Play Money (Ages 12+) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Taco vs Burrito - The Wildly Popular and Surprisingly Strategic Card Game Created by a 7 Year Old • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Monopoly Speed Die Edition Board Game Ages 8 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Educational Insights The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Sequence for Kids Game • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23
Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game, 8 Pieces • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Monopoly Junior (EA) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Sleeping Queens 10th Anniversary Tin Card Game • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
Gamewright Too Many Monkeys • Amazon Business $10.56 1 $10.56
Gamewright Rat-A-Tat-Cat • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Zeus on the Loose • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$195.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$227.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.23

Total project goal

$268.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.22

2 Donors

-$140.00

Donations toward project cost

-$119.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.00

Matching donations from our partners

-$128.22

Match offers toward project cost

-$108.99

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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