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Ms. S. from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Curious Learners Need Math Manipulatives

My students need fun and engaging math manipulatives to learn number sense, measuring, counting, and one-to-one correspondence. I am requesting a play cash register, a Counting Cookies set, Jumbo Unifix cubes, and many other hands-on items.

  • $548 goal

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My Students

Our diverse preschool classroom is located in a low-income school district. Our resources are limited, but I work to create new and fun ways to engage my students in meaningful experiences.

My three and four year-old students are curious and full of energy.

They love to move and experience their world with all of their senses! They come to school every day with an admirable sense of wonder and inquisitiveness that is truly contagious. I work to ensure that my classroom is a safe space where each of my students can learn and be proud of their value and importance in and outside the classroom.

My Project

The materials I have requested have been carefully picked out based on my students' interests. My students are curious and inventive. They love to create stories as they build and explore materials in the classroom. I already know that they will love pretending they are running a store with as they count out money with the Cash Register or baking cookies with the Counting Cookies game. These tiny architects will enjoy building with the Jumbo Unifix Cubes and the Centimeter cubes.

These fun and exciting materials will engage my students while they learn to measure, count, sort, and build!

Math education in pre-k looks a lot like free-play! But when this guided exploration is set up in a meaningful way and with the right materials, children are able to use their hands and minds to solve problems, build, and create as they play. Children will learn number sense, counting, one-to-one correspondence, and even measuring techniques with these engaging materials!

Ms. S.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Super Sorting Set with Cards • Amazon Business $49.49 1 $49.49
Learning Advantage 21365 Junior Geostix, Grade: Kindergarten to 5, Plastic • Amazon Business $46.62 1 $46.62
PP283 - Magnetic Counting Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
FF667 - Magnetic Shapes Maze • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Resources Pretend & Play Calculator Cash Register, 73 Pieces • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
RE313 - Lakeshore Liquid Measurement Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH765 - Linking Number Monkeys • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources View-Thru Geometric Solids, 14 Pieces • Amazon Business $26.24 1 $26.24
Learning Resources Learning Resource Rainbow Link 'n' Learn Links, Bucket of 1000 • Amazon Business $24.36 1 $24.36
FG246 - How Tall Am I?® Measurement Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Smart Counting Cookies, 13 Pieces • Amazon Business $18.59 1 $18.59
AC226 - Number-Bots • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
Group Attribute Blocks - Set of 60 • Amazon Business $16.31 1 $16.31
Learning Resources Centimeter Cubes, Set of 500 • Amazon Business $16.11 1 $16.11
Jumbo Unifix Cubes • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Learning Resources Sorting Circles, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79

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