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Mr. F. from Tunica MS is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Algebra Tiles

My students need a class set of algebra tiles in addition to a transparent set for the overhead.

  • $242 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach Transitions to Algebra, a 9th grade class, at a critical needs school district in Mississippi.

When students are first introduced to algebraic equations, it is often difficult for them to understand the justification for, and consequently remember, the rules governing their manipulation. I equate the difficulties they face with that of a chess player attempting to play a game without the use of the physical board. However, the difficulties increase exponentially when you imagine teaching a child to play chess without the use of the physical board and pieces.

Algebra Tiles are a brilliant tool that students can use to turn abstract and seemingly arbitrary processes into a concrete, even intuitive, game. The ability to hold a "zero pair", a pair of tiles with the opposite value that cancel one another out, has a incalculable tactile satisfaction.

By donating to this cause, you will strengthen the mathematical foundations of my students as they enter Algebra I, a class too often forced to remediate students who were not provided the proper preparation for a state tested subject.

Mr. F.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
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

$159.18

Vendor shipping charges

$15.92

State sales tax

$11.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$197.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.38

Total project goal

$241.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$241.01

1 Donor

-$241.01

Donations toward project cost

-$197.63

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.38

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$0.00

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