My students need hands-on fraction strips, a magnetic number line, and a rock, mineral, and fossil collection set.
Have you ever sat through a lesson and had no idea what the teacher was talking about? We are about to dive into two difficult units on fractions, rocks and minerals and I want to bring in as many hands-on materials as I can for my students so they do not feel the same way.
My students attend a Title-One school that is predominately Hispanic.
Out of the 20 students in my class, 19 are English Language Learners. Many of my students come into the classroom with very little English. This does not stop their determination to learn and succeed in school. With us approaching difficult units on fractions, rocks and minerals, I would love to add hands-on models for my students to experience. Providing my students with visuals and hands-on objects is so important in an English Language Learning classroom.
I am requesting five sets of fraction strips for my classroom. These magnetic fraction strips will allow my students to manipulate difficult fraction tasks. Having fraction strips will allow my students to visually see the relationship between all of the fractions. It is essential that when my students work in small groups that each of them have their own set to be able to work with. I am also requesting a magnetic number line. We have adopted the new Common Core Standards. These standards are very rigorous and require students to understand numbers and their relationship to one another. By having a magnetic number line, I will be able to demonstrate how to solve problems.
We are also going to be focusing on rocks, minerals, and fossils this year. I want to bring the entire collection set into my classroom. Since my students learn best by seeing the objects, having this kit will allow us to see, hold, touch, and feel the different rocks, minerals, and fossils.
If our wish is granted my students will benefit tremendously from these materials.
They will be able to discover fractions, rocks, minerals, and fossils in an entirely new way. Please help bring these resources into our classroom.
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