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Mrs. Papenburg from Decatur AL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hand2mind 4 Math!

Help me give my students VersaTiles Math Kit where hand2mind has encouraged hands-on learning and discovery, helping students unlock their full potential.

  • $371 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our elementary school has a large population of students with special needs. I teach a self-contained unit for students with autism and developmental delays. Not only do our students come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, but one-third of our students with special needs are also nonverbal.

When students explore with manipulatives, they have the opportunity to see mathematical relationships.

They have tactile and visual models that help develop their understanding. Without these concrete references, students are often lost because they have do not have a concrete connection or comprehension which are very important in teaching students with special needs. Students’ thinking and reasoning must be the top priorities when they are engaged in learning with manipulatives.

My Project

My students need help with number sense such as recognizing, identifying, counting, comparing, shapes and attributes, measurement, data, and money. Hand2mind VersaTiles are an alternative to traditional skills practice, creating a safe learning environment that increases student confidence.

VersaTiles help students build math proficiency in a challenging, rewarding way.

VersaTiles can be used for independent practice and for use in small groups, rotations, centers, and stations. In my classroom, students are on varying levels academically, and VersaTiles allows me to teach to the individual. I will be able to use this kit during whole group, small group, and individual instruction.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind VersaTiles Math Classroom Set, an Independent Self-Checking & Skill Practicing System (Grade K), Aligned to State and National Standards • Amazon Business $259.95 1 $259.95

Materials cost

$259.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.19

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$315.04

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.60

Total project goal

$370.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$370.64

1 Donor

-$186.00

Donations toward project cost

-$158.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.90

match offer

-$184.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$156.94

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.70

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$0.00

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