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Mrs. Matos from Melbourne FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Those Hands on Some Math!

My students need pattern blocks, unilink cubes, a rekenrek, and a personal dry erase math board to learn math concepts in hands on and engaging ways.

  • $350 goal

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My Students

My students are a diverse group of students from different economic situations, cultures and family make up. We have a blending of Caucasian, African American and Hispanic students. Our area is not affluent- a majority (67.4%) of our families qualify for free and reduced lunch. We have families from middle class neighborhoods, families who live in apartments and trailers and families who are homeless. Despite the differences, we nurture a strong sense of community at our school aiming to create one big family of eager learners!

High energy, engagement, and enthusiasm are three words to describe my students!

First graders are full of wonder at the age of 6 or 7. They are blank slates ready to learn, buckets to be filled. My students love making new discoveries and finding new connections through hands on experiences and shared learning!

My Project

As my students embark on a new 1st grade math curriculum, they will see new skills and number concepts modeled by the 100 bead Rekenrek. New addition and subtraction strategies will be demonstrated for the class. They will use the unilink cubes to practice these new number concepts through activities and games. My students will use the pattern blocks to learn and see how shapes can be decomposed into other shapes and composed into new shapes.

Giving my students these hands-on materials will help them to move from a concrete understanding of math concepts to an abstract understanding and a firm foundation upon which later math understanding can be built.

The dry erase pockets will be used on a daily basis as a "personal" whiteboard for recording answers through guided practice with the dry erase markers. They will solve real word problems to build their problem solving skills.

Mrs. Matos
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind Plastic Pattern Blocks Classroom Bulk Kit (Set of 1,250) • Amazon Business $94.95 1 $94.95
ETA hand2mind Linking UniLink Cubes (Set of 1,000) • Amazon Business $70.95 1 $70.95
ETA hand2mind 100-Bead Demonstration Rekenrek Counting Frame • Amazon Business $39.32 1 $39.32
EXPO 1944748 Magnetic Dry Erase Markers with Eraser, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count • Amazon Business $10.42 3 $31.26
Heavy Duty Dry Erase Pockets - 10" x 13" Oversized Reusable Multicolored Sleeves - Many Different Colors - Top Quality Supplies for Your Office, School, Classroom, Children & More (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99

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