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Mrs. Taylor from Anaheim CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Digi Blocks-Utilization Enhances Math Throughout the Nation!

Help me give my students Digi - Blocks, place value mats, Three counter digit blocks and Teacher guide to enhance math skills through visualization!

  • $630 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My awesome second graders come from a very low socioeconomic background with some falling below the poverty line. They are mainly English language learners (80%), and many of them live in homes which house multiple families under the same roof.

On average, 2 or 3 students in my classroom are considered homeless and struggle to find suitable housing.

They qualify for assistance through The McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Some of my students are latchkey children. Some of these seven- and eight-year-olds have the sole responsibility of taking care of their younger siblings while their parents are working. Many of their parents have more than one job.

Our school is Title I and 80% of the children receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch. My children have extremely limited access to technology in their homes, yet, with all these obstacles, my students come to school with much enthusiasm and an eager desire to learn. As a teacher, I am very passionate about bringing STEAM to my classroom on a weekly basis. I feel that STEM provides students with the 4 C's: collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication.

My Project

Grasping mathematical concepts poses a challenge for many second grade learners. It is even more difficult when students must learn how to regroup 2 and 3 digits during addition and subtraction. This is why I am asking for these amazing Digi-Blocks. According to the website, Digi-Blocks are a teacher-tested, hands-on way to teach math for deep understanding. Based on the nested design, all of the blocks pack into each other, only holding 10 blocks at a time and the "smart box" only closes when there are 10 blocks inside. This self-correcting feature eliminates the need to recount or trade. Not only can Digi-Block instill a profound understanding of number sense, it does it fast, elegantly modeling all four arithmetic operations through a place value-first approach.

Digi-Block is the only manipulative that grows with the students.

Each increasingly sophisticated mathematical topic is modeled by Digi-Block's nested blocks. As learners move on to new concepts they always see the link to past topics. Digi-blocks can be used in learning about the value of money by adding and subtracting with regrouping. I am also asking for 3 Place value counters & mats and a teacher guide to enhance learning while facilitating my students while using these special Digi-Blocks. Will you help our students become proficient at math with these amazing Digi-Blocks?

Mrs. Taylor
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
3-Place Counter • Digi Blocks $260.00 1 $260.00
3-Place Place Value Mat • Digi Blocks $90.00 1 $90.00
Build It and See! A teacher guide for grade 2 • Digi Blocks $36.00 1 $36.00
Block-of-100 • Digi Blocks $30.00 1 $30.00

Materials cost

$416.00

Vendor shipping charges

$45.00

State sales tax

$38.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$535.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$94.46

Total project goal

$629.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$629.76

36 Donors

-$305.71

Donations toward project cost

-$285.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.55

match offer

-$294.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$250.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.14

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.77

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$0.00

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