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Ms. Marty from Albuquerque NM is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Math Alive: Fractions and Decimals

Help me give my students hands-on materials so they can visualize fractions and decimals.

  • $171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach deaf and hard-of-hearing students, students with learning disabilities, and English Language Learners in a high-poverty, Title One school. All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch everyday. They face many challenges in their lives, including learning the basics of reading, writing and math.

My students have a lot to overcome, but they are rising to the challenge.

Once my students realize they can learn, their learning takes off and the possibilities are endless! As a teacher, it is so rewarding to see students who once thought they can't, now realize they can, and it is my joy to guide them towards that realization.

My Project

These hands-on materials will help my fourth and fifth grade students understand fractions and decimals. We are in need of manipulatives that will help students visualize concepts of fractions, decimals and the relationship between the two.

Decimals and fractions are an abstract concept that students have a hard time learning.

The Place Value Flip Stand includes both whole digits and decimals to aid students in expanding their knowledge of numbers and number parts. Tools, such as the Decimals Place value Cards and the Hands-on Decimal Tiles, will help students conceptualize these abstract concepts so they can build an understanding of numbers between zero and one. The Building Fractions, Decimals and Percents Magnetic Board will help students see the relationship between these three number representations. All of these math manipulatives are all highly visual and will bring math alive by making the abstract concrete.

Ms. Marty
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Place Value Flip Stand • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.06 2 $34.12
HH675 - Building Fractions, Decimals & Percents Magnetic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL974 - Decimal Place Value Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BF194 - Hands-On Decimal Tiles - Each Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $11.99 2 $23.98

Materials cost

$113.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$144.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.55

Total project goal

$170.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$170.33

3 Donors

-$161.51

Donations toward project cost

-$144.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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