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Middle School, Music Teacher

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Ms. Cheney from Eugene OR is requesting classroom basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Getting Organized for Math!

Help me give my students a class set of binders where they will keep and organize their math notes, allowing them to create a foundation of knowledge that they will build upon for their entire high school career.

  • $649 goal

This project expired on June 7, 2020.

This project expired on June 7, 2020.

My Students

Being a small, rural school, we have a wide variety of students who walk through our doors. We have kids who are running the family farm, to kids living in some of the lowest income areas outside of Eugene, Oregon. Regardless of where they come from, one thing you will hear our whole staff say is how we have a lot of good kids. Everyone has their struggles, but our students feel connected with each other and our staff in ways that does not happen in bigger schools. They stick up for each other and have a strong level of respect. We love our students and want them to have limitless experiences.

My Project

When you ask students, and in reality adults, what their least favorite subject is, they often reply, MATH! When asked why, their response usually includes something along the lines of “It’s hard”. Math can be difficult for students, especially for ones who feel like they can never successfully grasp what seems to be the endlessly changing topics in mathematics. Students feel like they are constantly learning new and different concepts but do not realize that often times they are actually just adding a little more information or an extra step, to something that they already know.

With this in mind, I want to be able to create a classroom set of binders where all of my math students will keep their notes during their entire high school math career.

As the Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 teacher, I truly believe that by students being able to look at their work and notes from the past that they can build confidence in the math they are doing in the present. Everyone agrees that math builds on itself and I believe our students' math notes should do the same thing.

These classroom binders and dividers will allow students to organize their math notes alphabetically so they can refer to them quickly, recognize previous and similar topics, and will guarantee that they have them whenever they need during the three or four years that they are enrolled in a math class.

Ms. Cheney
Never Before Funded Grades 9-12
    More than a third of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    This project will reach 75 students.

    Never Before Funded

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avery Durable View Binder, 3" EZD Rings, 670-Sheet Capacity, DuraHinge, White, Case Pack of 4 (09701) • Amazon Business $21.44 12 $257.28
Blue Summit Supplies Alphabet Binder Tab Dividers for 3 Ring Binder or Notebook, A to Z Dividers with Multicolor Alphabetical Tabs, Includes Customizable Table of Contents Index, 3 Sets • Amazon Business $15.99 16 $255.84

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