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Mrs. Spikes from Macomb OK is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Gotta Pass the Test, Or No Diploma!

My students need a classroom set of pattern blocks and algebra tiles, as well as a matching overhead set of algebra tiles and an algebra and pre-algebra worksheet books.

  • $321 goal

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I am the only high school math teacher at a small rural school. I teach all the students grade 9 through 12 and all levels of math from Algebra I through AP Statistics and Trigonometry.

Starting with this year's freshmen, all students in Oklahoma must pass the Algebra I EOI (End of Instruction test) in order to graduate high school. If they do not pass the test they will not move onto another math subject, but will rather be retaught algebra until they pass the test. Many of my students are young freshman and have difficulty grasping the abstract concepts in Algebra.

If we have to offer additional sections of Algebra I more than one period a day we will lose our upper level math courses. I don't want to do that but I also don't want my students lost and failing the EOI either. I feel that by using more manipulatives and visual aids my students will better grasp the concepts which will result in higher test scores and fewer students needing remediation.

Unfortunately there's no room in the school budget for the manipulatives my students need to be successful. That's where you can make a difference. I am asking for a classroom set of Algebra tiles, and an overhead set for the teacher to use to illustrate problems, so that students can learn to use the tiles to manually solve a problem while learning and developing the underlying concepts, and a classroom set of pattern blocks. I am also asking for two books of worksheets, one Algebra and one prealgebra (because some of the students come to me lacking the prealgebra skills needed to be successful in algebra). With your help I will have a better chance at getting my students to pass Algebra I and the attached EOI the first time around.

Mrs. Spikes
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ALGEBRA WORKSHEETS----*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $16.24 1 $16.24
PRE-ALGEBRA WORKSHEETS----*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $16.24 1 $16.24
PATTERN BLOCKS PLASTIC .5CM 250/PK----*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $18.99 1 $18.99
OVERHEAD ALGEBRA TILES WITH BOOK 70/PK----*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $20.72 1 $20.72
ALGEBRA TILES CLASSROOM SET 30 STUDENT SETS----*Comments* • Teachers' School Supply Inc. $138.46 1 $138.46

Materials cost

$210.65

Vendor shipping charges

$21.07

State sales tax

$9.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.27

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$263.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.73

Total project goal

$320.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$320.73

1 Donor

-$154.41

Donations toward project cost

-$131.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.16

match offer

-$155.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.90

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.65

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$0.00

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