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Ms. Gonnella
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Counting to ten...or maybe 10 and a half?

The cost of math manipulatives is $316, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

As a seventh grade math teacher at Belle Haven Elementary in East Palo Alto, CA., I know that my students are several grade levels behind their peers in higher income areas. This is not because my students lack the desire to learn, but because they lack the proper resources in the classroom. It is my goal to catch my students up on concepts they need to master to be successful at high school math. Math, especially fractions, is high on my list of priorities. I refuse to let my students go on to high school still confused about and intimidated by fractions, which will appear over and over again during their math development (in form of decimal of course). Expert teachers I have worked with and the research I have read make it clear that students learn quicker and form more stable conceptual understandings of mathematical principals when they use manipulatives in the classroom. Using fraction manipulatives will help my students who learn kinesthetically, as well as help my visual learners form a picture in their mind of the concepts. The more exposure my students have to the manipulatives, the more concrete the concepts will become in their minds. Not only do I intend to use these manipulatives during lessons on fractions, but also during lessons on decimals, ratios, and percents, which will help my students understand the important relationship between fractions, decimals, ratios, and percents. I am requesting two different class sets of manipulatives: one rainbow circle set and one rainbow square set. I think it is important that my students work with fractions in different forms so that they realize the concepts are the same regardless of the form of the fraction. My students will use these manipulatives to work individually and in small groups at centers. I also am requesting an overhead set of these manipulatives to lead whole class lessons. These manipulatives will be used for many lessons, including the following: -The meaning of a fraction -Equivalent fractions -Adding and subtracting fractions -Multiplying and dividing fractions -Converting fractions to decimals -The meaning of a ratio -The relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents -Percents as part of a whole

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Deluxe Rainbow Fraction Circles • Delta Education $7.50 13 $97.50
Deluxe Rainbow Fraction Squares • Delta Education $7.50 13 $97.50
Overhead Delux Rainbow Fraction Squares • Delta Education $7.50 1 $7.50
Overhead Deluxe Rainbow Fraction Circles • Delta Education $7.50 1 $7.50

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