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Mrs. Merlo from Sacramento CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands on Math!

My students need rekenreks (kind of like an abacus) in order to develop their numeracy.

  • $372 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach first grade in a small urban school. My students are enthusiastic balls of energy! We are part of a learning community that values participation and hard work. Our school is culturally and linguistically diverse and receives title one funds.

We are a high performing school, usually meeting or exceeding the state averages on state testing.

We have a great school climate where students feel safe and loved. Despite many challenges in our students' lives, they come to school every day excited to be here!

My Project

My students need rekenreks in order to develop their number sense. When we have them to use we will be able to have fun while developing our adding and subtracting skills to 20! My students need to have lots of experience with hands on mathematics in order to develop their number sense and these rekenreks will support that goal.

Adding will be a snap using rekenreks!

They will just have to slide the beads back and forth instead of slowly using counters. I will also be able to demonstrate and talk about the parts of 10 using my giant magnetic rekenrek in front of the class.

Mrs. Merlo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP617 - Student Rekenrek - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.99 6 $227.94
DD445 - Giant Magnetic Rekenrek • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$257.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.60

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$315.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.66

Total project goal

$371.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$371.06

3 Donors

-$296.06

Donations toward project cost

-$251.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.41

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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