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Ms. Scheele from Burien WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dice & Money to Learn Math in a Meaningful Way

My students need manipulatives, cards, play money, and dice to learn math!

  • $332 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is located in Washington state at a Title One school. Students at my school are hardworking, kind, eager individuals. Many students are first and second generation citizens from Africa, South America and Asia. About forty-two percent of students qualify for English Language Learner services, but up to fifty percent of students speak a language other than English in the home. Our differing cultures, backgrounds, economic statuses and languages provide richness in the classroom, but we also face challenges. One challenge is that we are incredibly underfunded. At our school, eighty-three percent of our students qualify for free or reduced price school lunch.

There are so many experiences and learning opportunities I wish I could have with our students if only I had the means.

My Project

There have been several studies that show how effective manipulatives have been in increasing mathematics achievement.

Before students can really understand mathematical concepts deeply they must actually experience or "do" the situation; manipualtives make the "doing" possible.

Manipulatives help students learn by allowing them to move from using concrete materials to deeper abstract thinking. Manipulatives have been found to help with verbalizing mathematical thinking, discuss mathematical ideas and concepts, relating real-world situations to math, and to work collaboratively.

Please help put manipulatives into the hands of my students. The manipulatives I'm asking for are dice, play money, cards, and containers to store the dice in. Thank you in advance for your support.

Ms. Scheele
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Eight-Sided Fraction Dice, Set of 5 • Amazon Business $9.95 5 $49.75
Place Value Dice, Ten thousands • Amazon Business $8.28 4 $33.12
30 Mini STORAGE CONTAINERS for Game Pieces, Meeples, Jewelry or Beads | Snap Top | BitsBins • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
Didax Geometry Dominoes, Grades 4-8 (Set of 24) • Amazon Business $22.45 1 $22.45
25 Count Assorted Pack of 10 Sided Dice - Multi Colored Assortment of D10 Polyhedral Dice • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90
Learning Resources Play Money: Dimes 100 Pack • Amazon Business $5.29 4 $21.16
Economy Playing Cards (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $9.42 2 $18.84
School Smart US Pennies Play Money - Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $3.29 4 $13.16
Learning Advantage CTU7335 Place Value Dice Hundredths, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
Standard 16mm White Dice with Black Pips Dots for Board Games, Activity, Casino Theme, Party Favors, Toy Gifts (100 Pack) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$228.52

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$281.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.76

Total project goal

$331.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$331.71

1 Donor

-$331.71

Donations toward project cost

-$281.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.76

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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