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

Getting Excited for Math

My students need a class set of Geoboards, base ten blocks, and arrays to help understand multiplication, division, and fractions concepts.

  • $668 goal

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My Students

My students are enrolled in a dual language immersion program. While they are still developing their English skills, they are also learning to speak, read, and write in Chinese. These students also learn math in Chinese. This requires the students to learn Math terms, equations, and explanations all in a foreign language.

The class is filled with students who are hardworking, enthusiastic, and ready for many academic challenges.

The students in my class spend 50% of their day learning and speaking in a non-English language. While 50% of their day is spent with me learning Chinese, the other half of the day is spent with an English speaking teacher learning all the other core subjects. Due to the nature of the program, I have around 60 students split between two cohorts.

My Project

Math is more than just memorizing facts. The tools such as the Geoboards, base ten blocks, and arrays will be used to help students understand multiplication and division concepts. These tools will be used by the students to make connections and visualize story problems. Using interactive tools will also help students understand the relationships between different math concepts. The base ten blocks is also a good way for students to develop conceptual understanding as well as mathematical reasoning. All students in the class will benefit from these tools, but they will provide extra support for those who may have a difficult time understanding some concepts.

These tools will allow students the opportunities to explore and really understand math concepts and their relationships.

The students in my class learn math in a different language. This means that they will hear and speak about math in Chinese. The language barrier can sometimes hinder their ability to learn math concepts. These tools will be able to aid them as they struggle and challenge themselves to learn these concepts in another language. Having a visual aid will also provide them with support to be able to explain their solutions and understanding. As a teacher, it gives me the tools I need to be able to support their development of math in another language. With 60 students' progress that I need to keep track of, it is beneficial to have the tools I need to support them. I also need tools to keep me organized so that I can better support my students and monitor their learning.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Single-Sided Geoboard, Set of 5 • Amazon Business $19.77 7 $138.39
ETA hand2mind Yellow Plastic Base Ten Blocks, Class Set • Amazon Business $119.20 1 $119.20
Dry Erase Pockets - Reusable + Oversized - Size 10 X 13 Inches - 30 Pockets for Adults and Children - Mixed Colors - Ideal to use at School or at Work • Amazon Business $24.97 2 $49.94
STERILITE 16939006 File Crate, Black, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $41.65 1 $41.65
AmazonBasics Hanging File Folders - Letter Size, Green, 25-Pack • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Sharpie 1884739 Permanent Markers Fine Point Black - 36 Pieces • Amazon Business $22.27 1 $22.27
Scotch Transparent Tape with C60 Desktop Dispenser, 3/4 x 1000 Inches, 12 Rolls, 1 Dispenser (600K-C60) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Array Set • Amazon Business $18.29 1 $18.29
200 Pack 9" x 12" Resealable Plastic Bags Bulk 2 Mil Reclosable Poly Ziplock Bags for Shipping • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
MROCO Desk Stapler, 360 Degree Rotatable Stapler, 20 Sheets Capacity with 3000 Staples, Office Stapler, Specialized For Booklet Stapling, Staples for Swingline Staples, Bostitch Staples,3 Pack(Black) • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Pendaflex File Folders, Letter Size, 8-1/2" x 11", Classic Manila, 1/3-Cut Tabs in Left, Right, Center Positions, 100 Per Box (65213) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
AmazonBasics No. 1 Paper Clips, Nonskid, 100 per Box, 10-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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