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Mrs. McFarland from Phoenix AZ is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On Learning Prepares Us for Life!

My students need a Hands-On Equations set, Snap Circuits kit, magnetic wands, magnet building set, bar magnets, a book, and other math and science manipulatives to begin learning pre-algebra and prepare them for high school and the real world.

  • $452 goal

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My Students

We overcome challenges every day to create a respectful, challenging and safe environment to learn and grow. Our school is a K-8 school in a low socio-economic area in our city. In our classroom 6th-8th special education students come together to challenge themselves to learn and grow to become more independent and contributing young adults. These students are working on academics, social and life skills. Each day students work on skills that they can apply to real life and adulthood. Each of these students is capable of success and it is our mission to see that they are prepared for life as young adults and beyond.

My Project

Donations will allow us to purchase a Snap Circuits kit, magnetic wands, magnet building set, bar magnets, a book, other math and science manipulatives , and a class set of Hands-On Equations that we will be using in the classroom on a weekly basis. When using manipulatives it becomes easier to understand abstract concepts and show how problems are solved. The students will be able to use these manipulatives to show simple problems of addition and subtraction to more complex equations used in pre-algebra classes. High schools' lowest level of math is pre-algebra and these students need to be exposed to algebraic thinking as early as possible.

I am also requesting science demonstration materials.

We will use magnets and circuits towards the end of the year to demonstrate how they work and apply their knowledge to real life examples.

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Mrs. McFarland
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hands-On Equations, Class Set, (9851) • Amazon Business $189.95 1 $189.95
Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discovery Kit • Amazon Business $42.75 1 $42.75
ETA hand2mind, 8" Magnetic Wands, Set of 6, (6592) • Amazon Business $11.11 3 $33.33
[30 Pieces] TurboTech® Magical Magnet Building Construction Set (Rainbow Color) • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Delta Education N/S Painted Bar Magnet, 3" Length (Pack of 2) • Amazon Business $11.38 2 $22.76
Math Projects: 50 Hands-On Projects that Correlate to Specific Math Concepts, Grades 5-8+ • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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