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

Hands-on Math Instruction for Optimal Learning

My students need hands on-math learning materials including math activity stations, math games, and math computer programs.

  • $2,585 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Have you ever had a difficult time grasping a math concept? My students have. Goal: What if you could build, touch, examine, see, manipulate, problem solve, and prove your mathematical thinking utilizing concrete objects. Wouldn't that deepen your understanding of the math concept being studied?

I have 27 amazing third graders.

My students are in households where many of their parents aren't able to do the third grade math standards. My school is a Title I school. The students don't have math materials to work with at home. Many of the parents have told me that they are "bad" at math and so are their children. This is not acceptable to me. All children can learn if given the learning environment and materials that support their learning style. I want my students to leave my class knowing they are able to do math, think critically, and problem solve. I also want them to have strategies in place so that they are able to help themselves in the learning process even if they don't have support at home. I work with them to become math advocates and teach all family members what they have learned. We are a family in and out of school. My goal is for every student to know they are capable and are only limited by their effort and beliefs.

My Project

All of the third grade math resources are hands on and meet the varied learning styles of the students in my classroom. The materials align with the State Math Standards.The Build and Learn Area & Perimeter kit allows students to solve area and perimeter problems by building models. The Understanding Fractions Using Manipulatives kit utilizes 4 types of manipulatives that cater to different learning styles. The kit allows student to explore fractions in a variety of ways, so they can find the problem-solving method that makes the most sense to them. The Hands on Measurement kit allows students to gain a concrete understanding of weight with hands-on activities that cover customary and metric units. Utilizing the math discovery cans the students will practice identifying pattern rules with number tiles, determining unknown numbers in equations, create arrays with plastic chips and more. With the inverse operation wheels students uncover relationships between multiplication & division.

The resources will be used daily in our classroom for practice, remediation, enrichment, and spiral review.

The materials will also be checked out by students to use in the home environment. I want the students to become advocates for the math learning that is occurring in the classroom. I want families to start seeing their children as problem solvers, critical thinkers, and mathematicians. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

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Mrs. Miller
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF835X - Math Activity Stations - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $349.00 1 $349.00
PP879 - Bubble Pop! Math Challenge Game - Gr. 3-4 - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
HH400X - Math Instant Learning Centers - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $199.00 1 $199.00
PP430X - Building Math Skills Playing Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
PP895 - Instant Math Games Library - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
TT485X - Hands-On Measurement Centers - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
PP940X - Math Folder Game Libraries - Gr. 2-3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
AA783 - Grab & Play Partner Math Games - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
PP775X - Math in a Flash! Discovery Cans - Gr. 3 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $75.00 1 $75.00
RR671 - Understanding Fractions Using Manipulatives - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $69.99 1 $69.99
TT486 - Length, Perimeter & Area Hands-On Measurement Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT566 - Build & Learn Area & Perimeter Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP636 - Grab & Match Leveled Geometry & Geometric Measurement Quickies - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RR681 - Fluency with Fractions Card Packs - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP803 - Common Core Math Practice Cards - Grade 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP633 - Grab & Match Leveled Fractions Quickies - Gr. 2-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
AA652 - Building Math Skills Write & Wipe Boards - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP167 - Inverse Operation Wheels - Multiplication & Division - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RA587 - Foam Number Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP842 - Math Skills Plinko Game - Gr. 3-4 - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
HH156 - Math Quiz Game Show - Gr. 1-3 - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
HH631 - Fraction of the Pizza Game - Single License CD-ROM • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
HH632DL - Place Value Mystery House Game - Single License Instant Download • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
DE195 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pocket - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.49 29 $275.21

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