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Mrs. Coley from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Coley's Class Acts

Help me give my students math manipulatives help them be successful in class as well as supporting them in their second language acquisition.

  • $1,000 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Over 80% of students at my school are considered at risk, with 90% of our students qualifying for free/reduced lunch. For a large majority of them, English is their second language. Reading and writing in English is a challenge for many of them, but they show up to school ready to learn. They are internally motivated to do their best and be successful. Many of them go home and have to tackle adult tasks such as caring for younger siblings, cooking and other chores. A high percentage of them do not have an English Speaking parent to help with homework, creating an even bigger burden for them. Resources are needed to maximize their education opportunity. Despite lacking necessities and the conditions in some of their homes, they come into school with a smile on their face.

My Project

There is a lot of research in the education world that states if a child struggles with the English language, understanding key concepts to ensure they are successful is laborious, as well as frustrating.

Bringing more hands on activities into the classroom will allow my students to have a level playing field as this will ensure they are engaged and will allow them to flourish.

Many of the families I serve live below the poverty level therefore, basic necessities are the priority, which puts education and learning at the bottom of the list. I would like to be able to provide a sense of accomplishment to the students in my classroom.

I plan to use provided manipulatives to bridge the gap brought on by academics as well as language.

1. Manipulatives are physical objects that are used as teaching tools to engage students in the hands-on learning of mathematics. They can be used to introduce, practice, or remediate a concept.

2. Using manipulatives along side traditional learning will help make abstract ideas concrete.

3. Math manipulatives build students' confidence by giving them a way to test and confirm their reasoning.

4. Finally, according to research done by Sutton and Krueger, manipulatives not only allow students to construct their own cognitive models for abstract mathematical ideas and processes, they also provide a common language with which to communicate these models to the teacher and other students. In addition to the ability of manipulatives to aid directly in the cognitive process, manipulatives have the additional advantage of engaging students and increasing both interest in and enjoyment of mathematics. Students who are presented with the opportunity to use manipulatives report that they are more interested in mathematics. Long-term interest in mathematics translates to increased mathematical ability.

Mrs. Coley
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind VersaTiles Math Classroom Kit with Self-Checking Puzzle for Kids (Grade 5+) - Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions, and Algebraic Thinking | 24 Student Activity Books and 1 Teacher Guide • Amazon Business $259.95 1 $259.95
GG458 - Build & Learn Geometric Shapes Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 5 $199.95
ECR4Kids Jumbo 4-to-Score Giant Game Set, Backyard Games for Kids, Jumbo Connect-All-4 Game Set, Indoor or Outdoor Game, Adult and Family Fun Game, Easy to Transport, 4 Feet Tall, Vibrant • Amazon Business $149.99 1 $149.99
GG588 - Multiplying Fractions Hands-On Student Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 10 $59.90
Jasonwell 133Pcs Magnetic Tiles Building Blocks Set for Boys Girls Preschool Educational Construction Kit Magnet Stacking Toys for Kids Toddlers Children Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 Year Old • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
DD468 - Visualize Math Write & Wipe Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD135 - Magnetic Base 10 Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 3 $29.97
GG582 - Place Value Hands-On Student Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 5 $29.95
DF541 - Classroom Sand Timer Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 2 $13.98

Materials cost

$807.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$849.79

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.96

Total project goal

$999.75

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$999.75

2 Donors

-$999.75

Donations toward project cost

-$849.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.96

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$0.00

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