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Ms. Martin from Phoenix AZ is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

# Fractional Mathematicians in the Making!

My students need Fraction Pattern Blocks to represent their fractional math knowledge with a model and be able to manipulate their models, in order to deepen their understanding of fractions.

• \$179 goal

### My Students

Math levels the educational gap for many of my students. It doesn't discriminate between the boys or the girls. While most of my class is a struggling reader, math is their chance to shine for some of my students. Even though we struggle in reading, my class loves to explore the relationships and patterns in math and we don't let our reading skills dictate what kind of mathematician we are!

My students come to school with varying levels of math knowledge, so I provide them with differentiated math instruction.

This allows for everyone to succeed and grow no matter what their academic level is. Students that feel successful are more willing to try new things.

### My Project

Can you imagine not being able to create equivalent fractions in a common fractional unit! As we were using the tools to create equivalent fractions with a model, my students encountered difficulty. We had NO fourths or twelfths fractional units to manipulate!!! With the addition of fourths and twelfths, my students will be able make a complete set to compare fractions with the denominators of halves, thirds, sixths, and now fourths and twelfths.

Good teaching practice allows students to move from the concrete model to the abstract numerical; that is what these fractional pieces will provide.

They will give my students to opportunity to explore fractional relationships and become solid mathematicians by manipulating and visually seeing those relationships before moving on to the abstract numerical fractions.

Ms. Martin
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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## Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fraction Pattern Blocks - 12 cm Thick • Nasco \$6.05 17 \$102.85

Materials cost

\$102.85

Vendor shipping charges

\$10.28

Sales tax

\$7.35

3rd party payment processing fee

\$1.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

\$30.00

Total project cost

\$152.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

\$26.83

Total project goal

\$178.85

#### How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

\$178.85

2 Donors

-\$170.02

Donations toward project cost

-\$152.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-\$18.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-\$8.83

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\$0.00

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## Project Activity

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