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Mrs. Northup from New Haven WV is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

BUILDING Math Knowledge

My students need Lego blocks to help with various math skills such as multiplication, fractions, area, volume, and more!

  • $192 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My fifth grade students love anything to do with math when they are able to work "hands-on". When they get to practice math facts and other skills with cards and dice, they are excited for the day to begin. My students enjoy learning through the use of "play" in the math classroom.

Math can be a difficult subject for many students, but making it hands-on can make it more fun to practice, and in turn, learn.

I notice my students are happier and work harder when I can make learning fun with manipulatives.

I am also hoping to start a "STEAM Team" for students in grades 4-6 in the near future. Any resources in my classroom can be used to reach the needs of other students in the school.

My Project

Building blocks can play just as an important part in the mathematics classroom as they do in children's creativity.

I am wanting to use the building blocks received to help students with multiplication (using the arrays on the top of the block) and fractions (using different size blocks to compare to one whole), as well as having students finding area and volume of various creations.

After some math activities with the blocks, I plan to have a Lego competition among students in the classroom where they will build a project of their choice. They will measure the area and volume to place with their projects on display. Other students in the building will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite display.

Mrs. Northup
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Building Bricks - 1000 pc Bulk Blocks w 54 Roof Pieces and Better Variety - Tight Fit with All Brands • Amazon Business $24.95 4 $99.80
10 Pack Compatible 5 X 5 inches Baseplates 16 x 16 dots base plates - Variety Pack by Brick Loot • Amazon Business $10.38 3 $31.14

Materials cost

$130.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.75

Total project goal

$191.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.65

7 Donors

-$191.64

Donations toward project cost

-$162.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.74

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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