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Mr. Tomizawa from Los Angeles CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Die Cuts Brighten the Brain

The cost of one personal die-cutter and one die cut set is $234, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $234 goal

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A school without die cuts. Can you believe it? I thought every school invested in this valuable equipment. Having a personal die cut machine means I won't have to travel across town to cut out dies that will allow my students to study themes from ecosystems, math, and language arts. My students will be given the opportunity to create concrete manipulatives with the dies. Too often many of the math concepts are so abstract my students have difficulty connecting it with their daily lives. Hopefully with the assistance of the die cut machine, my students will have professionally made manipulatives to learn across subjects. Too often my students are stuck with 2nd rate (teacher made) manipulatives that may not look as professional as the ones that can be mass produced by the die cut machines. I hope the machines will allow the students to make their own manipulatives and spare their teacher some time to work on planning lessons with the die cuts.

Mr. Tomizawa
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sizzix Personal Die-Cutter • Ellison Educational Equipment $79.99 1 $79.99
Ellison Die Set - Puzzle #5 Set (3 Dies) • Ellison Educational Equipment $75.00 1 $75.00

Materials cost

$154.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$191.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.08

Total project goal

$233.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$233.76

2 Donors

-$222.99

Donations toward project cost

-$192.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.75

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$0.00

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