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Ms. Struckel from Roxbury MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Foam Math Manipulatives for Home!

Help me give my students foam blocks and dice to enhance their learning at home.

  • $180 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are incredible! My students are in kindergarten, first, second, third, and fourth grade. They are curious, inquisitive, hardworking, and dedicated. All of my students have Individualized Educational Plans because they have been diagnosed with disabilities.

All of my students receive free breakfast and lunch at school.

They come from high poverty areas, and they all love coming to school. My students are brilliant individuals who learn differently than their peers. These students will be successful, and it's my job to create learning opportunities that ensure this.

My Project

Manipulatives, which are hands-on tools for teaching math and other subjects, are a great way to reach tactile and visual learners. In fact, a 2001 review of 14 educational studies found that all students could benefit from the use of manipulatives. Further, the studies highlighted that students with special needs, those whose first language is not English, and high-risk students made the highest gains when manipulatives were a significant part of the curriculum. Anything that makes learning fun while improving performance is a win for students and teachers alike. The use of manipulatives helps students hone their mathematical thinking skills. This project will allow students to have math manipulatives to use with their families at home! They will have the opportunities to have these 1 inch and 1 cm blocks and foam dice to enhance their learning at home with their families.

According to Stein and Bovalino (2001), “Manipulatives can be important tools in helping students to think and reason in more meaningful ways.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind ManipuLite Foam 1-Inch Color Cubes, Set of 100 • Amazon Business $12.95 4 $51.80
ManipuLite Foam 1-Inch Color Cubes, Set of 100 • Amazon Business $17.64 2 $35.28
Kicko Foam Dices Assorted Colors - 12 Pack Traditional Style Learning Resources for Math Teaching - Toy, Game, Prize for Kids • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Fun Express - Counting Cubes- 1cm - Educational - Learning Aids - Manipulatives - 200 Pieces • Amazon Business $3.93 4 $15.72

Materials cost

$120.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$152.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.93

Total project goal

$179.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$179.52

4 Donors

-$176.47

Donations toward project cost

-$152.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.05

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$0.00

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