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Ms. Yao from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Geometry Manipulatives

Help me give my students geometry manipulatives so we can learn in multiple ways!

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach high school geometry to 9th and 10th grade students at a founding school. I taught most of them last year (first year of our school's existence), and I am lucky to be looping with them!

Based on our experiences last year, I know they enjoy puzzles and problem-solving, and 95% are kinesthetic and visual learners.

Even though geometry is mostly taught on paper through diagrams and proofs, manipulatives like geoboards are an immense help in visualizing concepts of rigid motions (e.g., translations, rotations, reflections), congruence, similarity and scaling, right triangles, and much more!

My Project

Due to limited school budget at our founding school, we mostly stick to teaching geometry on paper through diagrams and proofs.

Geometry manipulatives like geo boards will help teach rigid motions (e.g., translations, rotations, reflections), congruence, similarity and scaling, right triangles, and more!

My students will be able to use personal geo boards during class to visualize rotations, determine scales of similar triangles, and compare congruent triangles presented in different ways. Students will be able to simply focus on the academic material at hand, and not how they will afford their materials (most receive free or reduced lunch at school).

Ms. Yao
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DA362 - Best-Buy Geoboards (6" x 6") - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 6 $101.94

Materials cost

$101.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.80

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.20

Total project goal

$168.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$168.00

2 Donors

-$56.00

Donations toward project cost

-$47.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.40

match offer

-$112.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$95.20

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.80

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$0.00

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