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Mrs. Lasorsa from Wareham MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

DeStress Math Class

Help me give my students supplies that will allow them to relax and de-stress within my classroom. The Common Core Pi Jigsaw Puzzle and Anti-Stress Coloring books for teens will allow them to shift their focus to math!

  • $177 goal

This project expired on May 23, 2019.

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My Students

My students are typical sixth graders; far more interested in the social aspects of their lives than on learning math. We are a school district on the coast of Massachusetts, but all of our students are part of the free lunch program. Many of them reach middle school believing that not only do they not like math but that they "can't do" it. The district and school have invested heavily in technology resources but the classrooms are still very traditional.

My students want to do well, but by the time they reach my class, many of them have given up on being successful at math.

They react best when the setting or situation is somehow different or captures their attention. Our students need to be able to move and interact with others as well as feel comfortable trying new tasks and being persistent when the task is difficult.

My Project

Recent studies have shown that students benefit when they are allowed activities to help them lower their stress around math concepts.

Jigsaw puzzles and coloring activities have a positive impact on brain function which will allow my students to better focus and persevere on math topics.

Often math class is a difficult place for many students and the fear they have of being "not any good" at math inhibits their stress.

These items will allow them within the classroom to lower their stress, become the mathematicians that they are meant to be, and hopefully come to enjoy and maybe even like math class.

Mrs. Lasorsa
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, 16-Count • Amazon Business $27.49 1 $27.49
Standards in Puzzles Common Core Pi Jigsaw Puzzle with Downloadable Station Activities and Lesson Plan for Middle School Math - Circumference and Area of a Circle 513 pcs. • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Educate Your Brain • Amazon Business $21.95 1 $21.95
Springbok Puzzles - Board Games - 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - Large 20 Inches by 20 Inches Puzzle - Made in USA - Unique Cut Interlocking Pieces • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Springbok Puzzles - Pencil Pushers - 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle - Large 18 Inches by 23.5 Inches Puzzle - Made in USA - Unique Cut Interlocking Pieces • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Coloring Book For Teens: Anti-Stress Designs Vol 8 (Coloring Books For Teens) (Volume 8) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Coloring Book For Teens: Anti-Stress Designs Vol 5 (Coloring Books For Teens) (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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