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Ms. Costello from Oakland CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Learning for Second Grade Mathmeticians!

My students need 12 hands-on materials such as plastic money and fraction puzzles to master key second grade math skills.

  • $562 goal

This project expired on July 31, 2010.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember learning math through pages of worksheets or with exciting hands-on materials like tan grams and magnetic coins? Help make math the most exciting subject for my second graders!

I teach 2nd grade to an amazing group of low-income students in California.

Though almost 90% of the students at our school receive free lunch, they are showing amazing growth and working very hard to learn each day. Last year, our school was excited to learn that we had some of the largest academic gains of any elementary school in the entire school district.

My Project

Though we have had a lot of success, we still have a very long way to go to give these students the excellent education they deserve! One of the struggles in my classroom is making sure all students are on grade level in math. We need hands-on materials that make learning concrete and enjoyable. Tough concepts, like place value and money, call for engaging manipulative, like large blocks and coin BINGO.

With some key math hands-on materials, my students will be able to master key second grade standards and will develop a love of math!

Your help will ensure a year of success for my students.

Ms. Costello
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RE386 - Math Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning $79.00 1 $79.00
FF833 - Money Cubes • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 2 $59.90
FF832 - Fractions Cubes • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 2 $59.90
RA587 - Foam Number Dice • Lakeshore Learning $26.95 1 $26.95
GS304 - Giant Soft Dice - Set of 6 • Lakeshore Learning $16.99 1 $16.99
JJ691 - Place Value Bingo • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
RR291 - Self-Checking Fractions Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 3 $29.97
RR294 - Self-Checking Money Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning $9.99 1 $9.99
TE435 - Money Flash Cards • Lakeshore Learning $7.49 1 $7.49
DD139 - Big Coin Bulletin Board Accents • Lakeshore Learning $4.99 1 $4.99
BG778 - Magnetic Big Money • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
EE923 - Giant Magnetic Place Value Blocks • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95

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