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Ms. Lo from Mountain View CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classroom Essentials

My students need fun and interesting workbooks and worksheets to supplement their learning. My students also need desk organizers to keep their supplies organized.

  • $1,450 goal

This project expired on August 2, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a relatively new teacher in the teaching profession, I am always finding ways to motivate my students to be interested in mathematics. I am constantly finding new solutions and encouraging students to explore other ways of solving problems.

My students are mathlethes in training and my goal for them this year is to not only have a strong understanding in their algebraic abilities but to find enjoyment in their discovery of various algebra concepts.

I teach a very diverse group of 7th and 8th graders with varying needs. Our school is located in a small town in California and about 50% of our students are English Language Learners and more than half of our students are on free or reduced lunch.

My Project

The resources that I am requesting are workbooks that not only can my students benefit from but these resources can be used to share within my department so that other students have access to them as well. These workbooks can be used as homework assignments or as support for students in the form of enrichment or as a supplemental aid for struggling students. I am asking for workbooks such as the Key To... series which is a great series that really breaks down the concept to make it easily understandable by all students. I am also requesting resources such as the FACEing math workbooks which are workbooks that incorporate math and art. Lastly, I am requesting 9 desk organizers to help students keep their materials organized. I am very big on cooperative learning so students sit in groups of 4 and oftentimes they share materials and textbooks and because some of the desks don't have a basket underneath it, materials are usually thrown all over the floor.

This project is important to me because it is extremely disheartening to see students who give up easily because they think they are incapable of doing math or quickly lose interest because the material is not presented to them in a manner that is accessible or engaging.

My hope with these worksheets is that they'll start to see the fun in problem solving and hopefully boost their self-confidence in their capabilities.

Ms. Lo
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Staples SpinWorx Rotating Desk Organizer • Staples $22.99 9 $206.91
Pre-Algebra and Algebra with Pizzazz! Complete Set (Both Binders) • McGraw Hill $145.08 1 $145.08
Mathimagination • Marcy Mathworks $59.95 1 $59.95
Punchline Algebra Set Books A and B • Marcy Mathworks $96.95 1 $96.95
Punchline Bridge to Algebra • Marcy Mathworks $59.95 1 $59.95
Punchline Problem Solving • Marcy Mathworks $49.95 1 $49.95
Create #8 (Primary Cats and Dogs) • FACEing Math $20.00 1 $20.00
Key to Geometry Set of Books 1-8 • McGraw Hill $38.95 1 $38.95
Key to Algebra Set of Books 1-10 • McGraw Hill $36.95 1 $36.95
Algebra 2 Book • FACEing Math $20.00 1 $20.00
Algebra Book • FACEing Math $20.00 1 $20.00
Geometry Book High School • FACEing Math $20.00 1 $20.00
Geometry Book (5th-7th) • FACEing Math $20.00 1 $20.00
Create Holiday Book • FACEing Math $20.00 1 $20.00
Create #3 (Animal Faces) • FACEing Math $20.00 1 $20.00
Create #6 (Primary Robots • FACEing Math $20.00 1 $20.00
Create #5 (Primary Kids) • FACEing Math $20.00 1 $20.00
Key to Algebra Reproducible Tests for Books 1-10 • McGraw Hill $15.95 1 $15.95
Key to Metric Measurement Set of Books 1-4 • McGraw Hill $14.95 1 $14.95
Key to Measurements Set of Books 1-4 • McGraw Hill $14.95 1 $14.95
Key to Percents Reproducible Tests for Books 1-3 • McGraw Hill $11.95 1 $11.95
Key to Fractions Reproducible Tests for Books 1-4 • McGraw Hill $11.95 1 $11.95
Key to Decimals Reproducible Tests for Books 1-4 • McGraw Hill $11.95 1 $11.95
Key to Algebra Answers ad Notes for Books 8-10 • McGraw Hill $5.95 1 $5.95
Key to Geometry Answers and Notes for Book 8 • McGraw Hill $5.95 1 $5.95
Key to Geometry Answers and Notes for Books 1-3 • McGraw Hill $5.95 1 $5.95
Key to Geometry Answers and and Notes for Books 4-6 • McGraw Hill $5.95 1 $5.95
Key to Geometry Answers and Notes for Book 7 • McGraw Hill $5.95 1 $5.95
Key to Fractions Answers and Notes for Books 1-4 • McGraw Hill $5.95 1 $5.95
Key to Measurements Answers and Notes for Books 1-4 • McGraw Hill $5.95 1 $5.95
Key to Metric Measurement Answers and Notes for Books 1-4 • McGraw Hill $5.95 1 $5.95
Key to Decimals Answers and Notes for Books 1-4 • McGraw Hill $5.95 1 $5.95
Key to Algebra Answers and Notes for Books 1-4 • McGraw Hill $5.95 1 $5.95
Key to Algebra Answers and Notes for Books 5-7 • McGraw Hill $5.95 1 $5.95

Materials cost

$1,021.84

Vendor shipping charges

$82.63

State sales tax

$82.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,232.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$217.49

Total project goal

$1,449.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,449.95

1 Donor

-$1,228.23

Donations toward project cost

-$1,228.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$4.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$4.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$216.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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