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Ms. Loker from Avondale AZ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Colorful Math

My students need 21 sets of colorful whiteboard markers and 2 erasers to use for group work and independent practice on their individual white boards.

  • $425 goal

This project expired on August 29, 2013.

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My Students

Most of my students enter my class from middle school dreading their high school math career. I'm sure you can relate-- in high school math consisted of a lot of notebook paper and pencil smudges and rote memory work. What you probably can't relate to is their daily struggle to attain their education.

Most of my students wake up at 5AM.

If they are not riding a bus to school, they are making breakfast, getting their brothers and sisters ready for school, and helping around the house or taking care of older family members. While I fully expect my students to be a challenge each day, it seems that school is their only time to invest in themselves. My students take school seriously for their families, who work long hours and are not home frequently, if at all for days at a time. My students also face immense social pressure including gangs and drugs. Amongst all these challenges, they come in to my classroom each day ready to learn and eager for a challenge. My job is not only to let them put their struggles aside but to ENGAGE them for a 90 minute period. My larger role is to lead them to believe in themselves, and see each day in school as an investment toward their futures in college. Developing this quality will outlast any number of math classes we could have together.

My Project

In order to ensure no student slips out of my room without my knowing their level of understanding for that day's objective, personal whiteboards are used HEAVILY. I use these whiteboards primarily because it keeps students engaged. Secondarily to motivate team competition, to encourage explanation of processes and mathematical reasoning, and to assist quickly or fix an error. Ideally, each day my students spend 45 minutes doing various whiteboard activities, from simple checks for understanding during lecture, to partner activities, to full on all-class games. However, the whiteboard markers provided by the school are black and run out quickly. Studies show that writing in color and organizing ideas and processes in color promotes long term memory retention. Color influences the way students see and process information, it improves their ability to remember both words and pictures and is regarded as a vital factor in memory retention.

It is my mission to engage my students because they deserve the best.

Giving students the opportunity to practice skills using different colors will better allow them to retain and build their foundational Algebra. This, in turn, sets them on the right path for mathematical success in high school and increases their chances of going to college. Studies show that students are 75% more likely to graduate college if they reach calculus in high school. That goal starts freshman year in my classroom.

Ms. Loker
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers Chisel Point, Assorted Colors, 16-Color Set • $14.99 21 $314.79
Expo Precision Point Erasers • $5.39 2 $10.78

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