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Mrs. Brandenburg from Plainfield IL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Math to Life

My students need different kinds of math manipulatives such as geoboards, tangrams, and clocks.

  • $586 goal

This project expired on January 16, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what it was like to learn math with a piece of paper and a pencil? In my classroom, I try to bring my math lessons to life using hands-on math lessons. The only problem is that I don't have enough manipulatives for them to use!

This year, I have at least 30 smiling faces that will greet me at the door every morning.

I have an evenly split class of boys and girls that consist of every kind of hobby known to man! They are excited to learn and look forward to all of the exciting activities this new school year brings.

My Project

Each school year, I look to bring out each student's love of learning, especially in mathematics. This year, I will be incorporating guided math, which is similar to guided reading. Guided math will allow me to focus on the specific needs of my students using whole and small group lessons. During my guided math lessons, one would see students using all different kinds of math manipulatives to explore the current and new math skills with their hands! This will help the students visualize the concepts they are learning!

It is crucial for students to learn that math is more than just addition or multiplication, but it is a part of our everyday lives.

For most students, it is hard for them to process what the teacher is saying because they are not able to visualize the information. By providing a variety of math manipulatives in my everyday lessons, my students will be able to learn with their hands and visualize the all kinds of math concepts!

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17 donors17 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL984 - Probability Spinners • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
RA629 - Math Dice Tub • Lakeshore Learning $22.95 1 $22.95
RA302 - Fraction Circles • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
ID301 - Magnetic Fraction Circles • Lakeshore Learning $10.95 1 $10.95
FD974 - Lakeshore Student Gear Clocks - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 2 $59.90
WA704 - Plastic Geometric Shapes • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 2 $59.90
DA363 - Best-Buy 9" Geoboards - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 3 $59.85
DA362 - Best-Buy 6" Geoboards - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 3 $50.85
RA272 - Tangrams • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 2 $39.90
TH4530 - Pattern Blocks Activity Cards • Lakeshore Learning $12.95 2 $25.90
DA910 - Plastic Pattern Blocks • Lakeshore Learning $18.95 4 $75.80

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