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Ms. Jordon from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

First-Year Teacher Math Starter Kit

Help me give my students the educational tools they need to learn basic math with foam number dice, base 10 blocks, and geoboards.

  • $296 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are such an amazing group of beings. We embody truth, diversity, and the culture of our school community. We are a classroom of 17 special education students, with mild to moderate disabilities, ranging from 3rd-5th grade. Most of my students struggle with the self-confidence to maintain day to day learning norms. Even through this, they are still so excited to learn.

When asked what they wanted to learn this year, they said "Multiplication, I want to learn about animals!" The entire class agreed on science.

Whenever I tell them we are transitioning from English to Math they cheer. It is so important to teach, acknowledge, and listen to what my students feel most confident about.

My Project

As a first-year teacher, having the correct tools to teach math is so important. Teaching special education students, means constantly finding non-traditional ways for them to learn. One of the best ways is hands-on learning. This is how the math starter kit will help.

My students learn best when learning is in relationship to their everyday lives.

When they can actually apply math concepts to their day to day experience. My first-year teacher math starter kit will give my students the hands-on tools to do this. The kit will include multi-colored base ten blocks, in which they will use to understand the relationships between numbers and counting, hundred boards, in which they can write everyday numbers from 1 to 100, and geoboards, in which they will use rubber bands to make and understand shapes. All of these tools allow my students to have the hands-on experience to make math concepts a reality.

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Ms. Jordon
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA587 - Foam Number Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Blue Base 10 Ten Blocks - Pkg. of 10 Flats • Nasco $5.95 5 $29.75
Yellow Base 10 Ten Blocks - Pkg. of 10 Flats • Nasco $5.95 5 $29.75
5 in. Geoboard • Nasco $1.31 20 $26.20
Yellow Base 10 Ten Blocks - Pkg. of 100 Unit Fat Cubes • Nasco $2.95 5 $14.75
Blue Base 10 Ten Blocks - Pkg. of 100 Unit Cubes • Nasco $2.95 5 $14.75
LC582 - Translucent Color Chips • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
Dry-Erase Hundred Boards • Nasco $11.95 1 $11.95
Yellow Base 10 Ten Blocks - Pkg. of 10 Rods • Nasco $1.70 5 $8.50
Blue Base 10 Ten Blocks - Pkg. of 10 Rods • Nasco $1.70 5 $8.50
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

Materials cost

$187.13

Vendor shipping charges

$14.42

State sales tax

$17.12

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.38

Total project goal

$295.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$295.86

1 Donor

-$295.86

Donations toward project cost

-$251.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.38

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$0.00

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