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Ms. Sabky from Dorchester MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Joy in Geometry

Help me give my students the gift of fun, joy, and geometry with magnetic tiles!

  • 6 donors
  • $450 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Life was already challenging for my students before a global pandemic uprooted everything. I couldn't imagine being responsible for paying rent or supporting my family while in high school. Or completing high school in my home country only to be placed back in ninth grade when I arrive in a new country that I may or may not have chosen to come to. Or sitting in classes not taught in my native language and being expected to perform well on standardized tests that are difficult enough for native English speakers. These challenges have only been exacerbated in the last three school years.

But somehow this is what our students do every day: they find a way to prioritize their education.

I work in a Title 1 school in a high poverty neighborhood in Boston that serves 100% English Language Learners from mostly low income families. Students all qualify for free/reduced school meals, which might be the only nutrition they receive. Many families rely on their children's income to pay bills, so affording school supplies can be a big pinch. Our students and their families have many needs, and our school community goes above the call of duty to meet them.

My Project

After months of learning on a screen, students will have the chance to explore geometry concepts in a fun, creative, hands-on way with these magnetic tiles. The tiles will be used during multiple units to touch on grade-level learning standards involving angles, transformations, similarity and congruence, special right triangles, polygons, 3-dimensional solids, and more. Not only will students have a chance to learn as they build with their own hands, but they will also get to see that math can be beautiful.

I can't wait to see what joyful creations my students will build as they engage more deeply in their learning.

Ms. Sabky
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles(r) 100-Piece Clear Colors Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $116.96 2 $233.92
Magna-Tiles(r) Polygons Expansion Set - 8 Piece Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $18.86 6 $113.16

Materials cost

$347.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$382.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.46

Total project goal

$449.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$449.75

4 Donors

-$424.75

Donations toward project cost

-$361.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.70

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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