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Mrs. Bermingham from Cortland NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fun With Numbers

My students need some new math resources - manipulatives, games, and activities - to provide them with the practice they need.

  • $530 goal

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My Students

I'm a special education teacher at a high poverty school and work with 3rd and 4th grade students in a 15:1:1 setting (15 or fewer students, 1 teacher, 1 teaching assistant). I work with them on all subjects, but we're working especially hard this year on foundational math skills. Building our basic number sense, developing fact fluency, and understanding how numbers work will make future math skills more attainable.

My students are sweet, funny, hard-working kids who need a little more time and repetition to make things stick.

Many of them have experienced some real hardships, but they make me laugh every day, and it's really a joy to work with them. I can't imagine doing anything else!

My Project

My students are generally working 1-2 levels below grade level. Most of them are still very much at the concrete phase of math - they need things to touch and manipulate and they need visual representations of numbers. They also need a lot of practice and repetition before things stick. We have a few activities we love, but practicing the same skills over and over day after day can get well, a little boring. The resources I'm requesting include some new manipulatives as well as a number of math games so we can continue reinforcing our number sense, visual discrimination, addition and subtraction facts within 20, and counting to 100, but in new and engaging ways. A few of the games also introduce multiplication and division, things we'll be working on more next year. Finally, there are a couple of books mixed in to help me figure out how to best use some of these new tools.

My students have shown a lot of growth this year and are really starting to believe in themselves as learners.

These games will inject some new fun into our routine, carrying them through the end of this school year and into the next one. Additionally, all of these resources will be shared with other special education teachers with students working on similar skills. Your generosity will benefit many students throughout our building!

Mrs. Bermingham
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind 79504 20-Bead Wood Rekenrek Counting Frame • Amazon Business $6.95 8 $55.60
ThinkFun Laser Maze (Class 1) Beam Bending Logic Game • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
ThinkFun Gravity Maze Marble Run Logic Game • Amazon Business $29.14 1 $29.14
Number Sense Routines: Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3 • Amazon Business $24.82 1 $24.82
STEM game PET ME for Multiplication and Division math board game- Easy start educational game Perfect learning gift for girls and boys 7 and up Pet wonderland adventure game for family • Amazon Business $23.65 1 $23.65
FLIP IT Multiplication Card Game – Fast Paced Card Game to Practice Multiplication Tables 1 to 12 STEM gift for boys and girls ages 7 and above • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Logic Roots Monster Sock Factory First Step To Multiplication Montessori Toy Math Manipulative • Amazon Business $21.91 1 $21.91
Ten Frame Towers Board Games • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Learning Resources Dino Math Tracks Game • Amazon Business $20.29 1 $20.29
Learning Resources Sum Swamp Game, 8 Pieces • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
CLUMSY THIEF in the Candy Shop - Adding to 20 Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
CLUMSY THIEF - Adding to 100 Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Working with the Rekenrek • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Tiny Polka Dot • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Ideal 4-Way CountDown Game • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
SET: The Family Game of Visual Perception • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Go Nuts! The Completely Cracked Up Dice Game Action Game • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Pass the Pigs • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Learning Resources Snap It Up! Math: Add/Sub Card Game • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Sushi Go! - The Pick and Pass Card Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Zeus on the Loose • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
ZAP!® Learning Game • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22

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