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  • $477 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Fitzgerald
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Geometry Busters

My students need geometry manipulatives, such as protractors, symmetry mirrors, problem solving activites, building geometry kits, and reinforcement games.

I teach math and science to a wonderful group of culturally diverse 4th graders. We are a Magnet School for Engineering and located in a high-poverty area. My class is centered around active learning, which involves hands-on lessons and group activities.

The students come from low-income families, which places obstacles in their path. It is my job to remove some of those obstacles by providing them with the best possible education. We talk about college and the importance of education regularly in my classroom. My students are excited to learn. They regularly tell me that before my class they didn't like math, but now it is their favorite subject. I know that with the proper foundation they can succeed in everything they do.

Geometry is one of the most difficult subjects to grasp when you aren't able to manipulative the objects. I don't feel that worksheets or a textbook can properly teach students what angles are or what faces, vertices, and edges feel like. My classroom is desperately in need of geometry manipulatives and centers to help engage their minds. I need protractors for creating angles, symmetry mirrors to understand equality in shapes, 2-dimensional and 3 dimensional objects to feel and manipulate, and problem solving activities.

Your support would greatly impact my students lives and future. You will make it possible for my students to understand a challenging concept. Building the foundation now will help them succeed in their educational career. We have a motto at our school, "If you can dream it, you can build it." I have a dream of educating tomorrow's leaders, please consider helping me build that dream.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TW593 - School Protractor - Each • Lakeshore Learning $1.90 5 $9.50
TW593X - School Protractor - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $17.50 2 $35.00
EE747 - Test Prep Math Rings - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
LL881 - Fold-A-Shape Classroom Kit • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
GG458 - Build & Learn Geometry Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 2 $59.90
TW594 - Geometry Mirror - Each • Lakeshore Learning $3.40 5 $17.00
TW594X - Geometry Mirror - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $31.00 2 $62.00
JJ693 - Geometry Bingo • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
LL326 - Geometry Match-Ups Game • Lakeshore Learning $16.95 2 $33.90
DD806 - Party Math - Geometry Problem Solving Kit • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
GG829 - Lakeshore Geometry Activity Kit - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95

Materials cost

$332.09

Vendor shipping charges

$33.21

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$391.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.83

Total project goal

$476.83

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$476.83

4 Donors

-$460.00

Donations toward project cost

-$391.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

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