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Ms. Lee from Henderson NV is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

B.U.I.L.D.ing Math Muscles

My students need math materials, such as games, manipulatives, and leveled math readers to use during partner and independent work.

  • $461 goal

This project expired on December 24, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember your experience learning basic math? It used to be all about memorizing algorithms. Today it is about hands-on learning.

I teach kindergarten in a public school in Nevada.

I work in a high-poverty area where many students are learning English as their second language. Most, if not all, of the students in kindergarten have never been to preschool or had the opportunity to attend an academic daycare.

My Project

We are "B.U.I.L.D."ing our math muscles in kindergarten. This acronym represents the different opportunities students will have to solidify their math knowledge using the requested materials. The "B" stands for Buddy Games. Students will use the File Folder Games during this time. The "U" stands for Using Manipulatives. Working with hands-on materials help students understand abstract math problems, that is why I am requesting math links and hands-on center activities. The "I" stands for Independent Work. During this stations students read and create math-related books. I have requested Math Leveled Readers so students can read books about math at their level. The "L" stands for Learning About Numbers. Number sense is one of the most important standards in kindergarten. Lastly, the "D" stands for Doing Math. This is where students have an opportunity to practice the math concept that has been presented that day. All of the materials requested will be used during this math station time.

By donating to this project, you are helping to provide students with hands-on learning.

In our classroom, students do not learn in a rote fashion, but instead play games and read books while building a great foundation in mathematics.

Ms. Lee
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH460X - Early Math Folder Game Libraries - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $129.95 1 $129.95
RA683 - Math Links • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 1 $16.95
EG471 - Nonfiction Math Leveled Readers - Levels A-D • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
LA1770X - Hands-On Math Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $139.00 1 $139.00

Materials cost

$325.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.58

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$391.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.06

Total project goal

$460.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$460.38

2 Donors

-$131.00

Donations toward project cost

-$111.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.65

Matching donations from our partners

-$329.38

Match offers toward project cost

-$279.97

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.41

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$0.00

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