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Ms. Ashburn from Walnut Cove NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Color Into The Math Classroom

Help me give my students colored paper to enhance their learning experience. Colored paper allows them the opportunity to fully express themselves as individuals.

  • $208 goal

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My Students

Do you remember how math class used to be? When I was in school, the teacher taught us how to do a problem, and then we repeated the process. Boring!

I try to avoid the boring math classroom with hands-on activities that keep my students engaged.

These activities allow the students to get involved with the math concepts on a different level. They get to create, move around the classroom, share with one another, and explore in a community atmosphere.

My Project

In my math classroom, we utilize interactive notebooks. These notebooks act as a textbook for our students. It keeps them organized and accountable. However, if the notebook is not engaging, it just becomes "another notebook". I am seeking colored paper as a way to make their notebooks more appealing and engaging. Using foldables in their notebooks increase their ability to find information quickly and allow them a more "interactive" type of notebook. Colored paper would also aid in this process. I have used colored paper in the past and students respect the notebooks that they have created and have pride in them.

My students adore dry-erase markers!

This is why I have requested dry-erase markers and dry-erase folders for my classroom. They really get engaged when they can use markers and practice math knowing that mistakes can be easily wiped away. This gives them a confidence that allows them to fully explore the concepts without fear!

Ms. Ashburn
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 95 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOISE FIREWORX Premium Multi-Use Colored Paper Popper Mix, 8.5 x 11, 5 Assorted Colors, 20 lb, 5 ream carton (2,500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $50.10 1 $50.10
BOISE FIREWORX Premium Multi-Use Colored Paper, 8.5 x 11, Aerial Aqua, 24 lb, 10 ream carton (5,000 Sheets) • Amazon Business $30.77 1 $30.77
Boao 48 Pieces Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Erasers Cap Whiteboard Markers for School Office Home use (8 Colors with Black Eraser) • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Dry Erase Pockets 35pc [10” x 13”] +FREE PENS +BONUS 900 Downloadable Worksheets! Write and Wipe Reusable Plastic Sheet Protectors For Classroom Organization & Teaching Supplies by Teachers Toolbox • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95

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