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Mrs. Rumsey from Norwalk CT is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Greg Tang Materials Enhancing Go Math Instruction

My students need the following: Count to 120 Magnetic Number Chart; Write & Wipe Number Boards; Greg Tang Game Pack k-2; and Double-sided counters.

  • $4,090 goal

This project expired on August 12, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

During math instruction, students are excited to share their learning with other students. The materials I have chosen will assist students with this conversation. The excitement as they talk and share their math thinking is contagious!

Our school is within a large urban district.

41% of our students receive free and reduced lunch support. 58% of our students are minority students. Many of our students live in subsidized housing. Our students look forward to attending school and are very involved with school programs. In addition to our school day we provide before and after school programs, and summer programs as well.

My Project

The students in my classroom will be using manipulatives not supplied with the GO math program to strengthen their knowledge of mathematical concepts and assist them with explaining their mathematical thinking. I can see students standing in front of the magnetic 120 number chart moving magnets to show how they arrived at the answer for a word problem. Students will use the write and wipe boards to draw pictures of their solutions as they explain their answers to other children, and then proving their answer using the part-part-whole diagram on the board. When they have finished this portion of their math time, they will then be able to pick a game from the Greg Tang Game pack, or pick one of Greg Tang's books to read and discuss with a group. The level of mathematical discourse will become deeper in my room, and the hum of exciting conversation will be apparent to anyone who visits. Learning will become more focused on children "doing" instead of teacher "showing."

I began learning about using manipulatives by attending Greg Tang workshops.

Mr. Tang had the same concerns I had - why are children afraid of math? How can I help them explain their mathematical thinking? I quickly realized that my students were lacking a resource to help them - materials that they could move around, a write and wipe off board that could help them organize their thoughts. I truly believe that all students will become better math thinkers through the use of these supplies.

Mrs. Rumsey
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 460 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Favorite Author Study - Greg Tang (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Books $50.28 22 $1,106.16
EE925X - Giant Magnetic Teaching Manipulatives - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $139.00 2 $278.00
RA991 - Place Value Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 9 $269.91
Greg Tang Game Pack (K-2) • AKJ Books $19.95 11 $219.45
Greg Tang Game Pack (3-5) • AKJ Books $19.95 11 $219.45
PP187 - Count to 120! Magnetic Number Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 7 $209.93
LL794 - Step-By-Step Bar Model Activity Cards - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 4 $159.96
TT282 - Making Ten Instant Learning Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 4 $119.96
BD639 - Write & Wipe Number Boards to 120 - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 4 $119.96
TT365 - Numbers & Counting Magnetic Activity Tin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 4 $107.96
EE413 - Mastering Multistep Problem Solving Cards - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 4 $99.96
BD639 - Write & Wipe Number Boards to 120 - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
DD468 - Visualize Math Write & Wipe Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
AA651 - Building Math Skills Write & Wipe Boards - K-Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
LL793 - Step-By-Step Bar Model Activity Cards - Gr. 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
LL688 - Learn to Count! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 4 $39.96
PP662 - Pick-A-Problem Math Warm-Ups - Grade 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DF541 - Classroom Sand Timer Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 4 $27.96
RA522 - Double-Sided Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RR491 - Place Value Coins • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$3,395.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$50.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$3,476.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$613.48

Total project goal

$4,089.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$4,089.89

1 Donor

-$3,476.41

Donations toward project cost

-$3,476.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$613.48

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$0.00

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