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Mrs. Knickerbocker from Wallingford CT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Build a Better Math Class

Help me give my students Sphero mini robots, lego sets, building tiles, math games, and materials for language supports to help increase engagement and foster relationships.

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My Students

My classroom is full of incredible students who all learn best in different ways. Students in intervention struggle with either math or reading (or both!) and require personalized and targeted instruction that bests fit their learning styles. All of my students have been identified as the bottom 30th percentile of math learners, largely due to their disengagement with the subject. The students in my classroom come from all walks of life and many different countries! Recently, students have taken a quiz to identify their primary learning style.

Many students in the intervention classroom have had negative experiences with math their entire lives, and believe they cannot be successful in the subject, which has led to disengagement within the math classroom.

Students have many different learning needs, and traditional instructional methods do not typically work for my students. In order to increase engagement with the subject, my students need fun and interactive activities that "trick" them into learning. The intervention classroom has become a place where students can build their confidence in their skills while receiving the instructional help they need.

My Project

The Sphero Mini Robot Balls, Lego sets, and building tiles will help bring abstract thinking into a 3-dimensional reality. Math games like Mathological Liar, SET, and Life will help students engage with mathematical logic and thinking that connects to the real world. Additionally, cardstock, flashcards, and a world map can help provide support for my English Language Learners while creating a culturally inclusive classroom. I will be able to create personalized activities to best meet the different learning styles of my students to keep them engaged in the material, which is especially helpful considering students come to intervention in addition to their regular 85-minute math class.

All of these materials can provide a personalized learning space for struggling math students who need the opportunity to access the curriculum in a way that engages them with the material.

By creating a comfortable space where all types of math thinking and walks of life are honored and respected, students can feel confident in their abilities to try something new. This feeling of community within the classroom will increase students' willingness to engage with the material and try new activities.

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kids Magnet Toys Magnet Building Tiles, 120 PCs 3D Magnetic Building Blocks Set, Educational Toys for Kids Children • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 • Amazon Business $47.99 1 $47.99
Sphero Mini Orange: The App-Controlled Robot Ball • Amazon Business $39.91 1 $39.91
Sphero Mini Green: The App-Controlled Robot Ball • Amazon Business $39.40 1 $39.40
Scratch Off World Map Poster - Travel Map with US States and Country Flags, Tracks Your Adventures. Scratcher Included, Perfect Gift for Travelers, By Earthabitats • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
Edupress Mathological Liar Game, Grade 6 (EP63399) • Amazon Business $12.39 2 $24.78
Klutz Lego Gadgets • Amazon Business $22.45 1 $22.45
The Game of Life Board Game Amazon Exclusive Ages 8 & Up • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Organizer Storage Case for Sphero Mini The App-Controlled Robot Ball by Aenllosi (Gray) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock Paper • Amazon Business $8.94 2 $17.88
Star Right Blank Flash Cards with Rings in Assorted Colors; 1000 Index Cards - Single Hole Punched with 5 Rings, 2x3 inch for School, Learning, Memory, Recipe Cards and More • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Math for Love Tiny Polka Dot • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Edupress (EP-3396) Mathological Liar Game, Grade 3 • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Maven Gifts: Phase 10 Card Game with UNO Card Game • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Edupress Mathological Liar Game, Grade 5 (EP63398) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Dos Tin Card Game [Amazon Exclusive] • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ok2Win 3UP 3DOWN Card Game • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Scrimish Strategy Card Game - Easy to Learn Portable Game for all Ages. 2 Players. (Blue/Red 1 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Jenga Classic Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
Educational Insights Kanoodle Extreme • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
LEGO Classic Green Baseplate Supplement • Amazon Business $7.01 1 $7.01

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