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

Fun Math Games for Students Who Don't Love Math

Help me give my students engaging math games and manipulative sets to remind them that math can be really fun.

  • $535 goal

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My Students

Middle school can be tough. It's often one of the most challenging times for students, both emotionally and physically. And it doesn't help if you find yourself really struggling in math on top of everything else. That's one reason why we've created a math learning lab class at our school.

We're helping students figure how to enjoy studying math even when they haven't had much success with it in the past.

Our students are working on developing growth mindsets and are learning about "the power of yet". They are learning to celebrate as they grow and build on new skills.

Learning math is particularly difficult for this group, as they have had so many set-backs in the past. But we're going to change that by showing them how we use math in everyday life. And one thing that all students LOVE to do, is to play games.

My Project

Most people struggle at something, and this year I have a group of students who really struggle at understanding math. When we talked about the different subjects that they would be studying this year, not a single student had anything positive to say about math. Yet these same students use math everyday, even when they don't realize it! I was trying to figure out ways to engage my students when I realized that I learned a lot of math just playing board games with my family.

Game time not only helps students understand math better, but it also gives them a chance to see that learning math can be fun.

Through these games I hope to help our students become more mathematically fluent while showing them that learning math isn't always something to avoid.

Ms. LaPlant
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sequence Numbers • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Kitki Three Sticks Creative Fun Math Board Game STEM Toy Gift Boys & Girls • Amazon Business $29.50 1 $29.50
Math for Love Prime Climb • Amazon Business $25.65 1 $25.65
Learning Resources LER1616 Double-Sided Magnetic Fraction Circles • Amazon Business $24.40 1 $24.40
Educational Insights Fraction Formula Game • Amazon Business $23.91 1 $23.91
Equate: The Equation Thinking Game • Amazon Business $22.66 1 $22.66
Chenille Kraft WonderFoam Dominoes 168 Pieces (AC4468) • Amazon Business $21.70 1 $21.70
Monopoly Speed Die Edition Board Game Ages 8 and Up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Peaceable Kingdom Mole Rats in Space Cooperative Strategy Game for Big Kids • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Sums in Space - An Addition & Subtraction Math Game for Kids • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Learning Resources Deluxe Fraction Tower Set • Amazon Business $19.92 1 $19.92
Learning Resources Pizza Fraction Fun Game, 13 Fraction Pizzas • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Ideal 4-Way CountDown Game • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melon Rind CLUMSY THIEF - Adding to 100 Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Clue Junior Game • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Trouble Game: Retro Series 1986 Edition • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Learning Advantage 4080 The Original Fraction Dominoes Game Fraction Learning Game • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
TREND enterprises, Inc. T-76304 Zoom! Learning Game • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03
Hasbro Connect 4 Game • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77
ThinkFun Math Dice Fun Game that Teaches Mental Math Skills to Kids Age 8 and Up • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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