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Ms. C. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Catch the Math Fever

My students need 11 various math review games that include 24, Quizmo, and Clever Catch.

  • $330 goal

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Have you ever sat in a classroom too bored to participate? I am the math specialist at an inner city public school in Illinois, and unfortunately this is a scene I see far too often. Last year my school was able to raise our Math ISAT (Illinois Standards Achievement Test) scores about 10 percentage points. Considering we cater to a small community with very little parent involvement and a small budget that does not allow for many extra programs, that is a tremendous gain! We did this by using a lot of direct instruction. If we want to continue moving forward, we need to start getting creative.

Everyday I walk into classrooms where students take notes on a new topic, do some practice problems on their own, and then get ready for homework problems. They may understand the topic that day, but there is very little retention. I attribute this to the lack of motivation to study and practice these important topics. I would like to put high energy games in each classroom for students to practice the basic math topics in a fun and interesting way.

I am asking for a class set of the game "24", various "Quizmo" games, and "Clever Catch" balls that cover a variety of topics. By having these high energy and high interest games, students can "play" for hours without even realizing they are practicing their math skills.

With your help, I can bring excitement and energy into the math classroom. No longer will students hate reviewing old skills, they will look forward to playing high energy games. With these supplies I know we can continue to raise our math scores, but more importantly help our students retain their math knowledge.

Ms. C.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
24® Game Intermediate Math Club Classroom Kit • Nasco $67.95 1 $67.95
Quizmo® Intermediate Plus Game Series • Nasco $67.95 1 $67.95
Clever Catch® Ball – Math Attack/Mental Math • Nasco $8.50 1 $8.50
Clever Catch® Ball – Metric • Nasco $8.50 1 $8.50
Clever Catch® Ball – Geometry • Nasco $8.50 1 $8.50
Clever Catch® Ball – Measurement • Nasco $8.50 1 $8.50
Clever Catch® Ball – Pre-Algebra with Integers • Nasco $8.50 1 $8.50
Clever Catch® Ball – Time • Nasco $8.50 1 $8.50
Clever Catch® Ball – Money • Nasco $8.50 1 $8.50
Set of 4 Clever Catch® Balls • Nasco $30.50 1 $30.50
Clever Catch® Ball – Fractions/Decimals/Percents • Nasco $8.50 1 $8.50

Materials cost

$234.40

Vendor shipping charges

$23.44

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$270.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.35

Total project goal

$329.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$329.71

5 Donors

-$329.71

Donations toward project cost

-$270.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.34

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$0.00

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