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Ms. McGrogan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-on Math

Help me give my students a hands-on learning mathematical environment with tangibles and math manipulatives that can make their learning unforgettable.

  • $618 goal

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My Students

I teach at a middle school in Northeast Philadelphia. It includes grades 6th-8th. At my school, we have a diverse population. We sit at 36% of our population being students who are identified with special needs. Our school consists of inclusion classrooms, as well as 4 self-contained classes. We have an advisory class when the entire population is integrated with each other.

My school has transitioned to a project-based learning school using STEM, to better prepare our students to be global-minded citizens in this world.

We want to teach them the "newfangled" 21st Century skills that are necessary to survive in the world today. In our quest, we are making our classrooms more student-friendly, welcoming and comfortable.

My Project

It is important for my students to have hands-on access to different types of math manipulatives in order to continue to demonstrate mathematical knowledge. When using the hands-on approach, it gives my students the opportunity to have a more real-world application to math. Students learn best when they are able to apply their knowledge to the real world. The students will use these items to create games, fine tune their math computation skills, and enjoy math in ways they never thought possible.

Math is not the easiest subject for everyone, and it is my goal to make it as enjoyable and pleasurable for everyone without creating a disdain for the subject.

I want my students to have a positive attitude towards math, and with these items, I believe it will help create the positive environment I am envisioning.

Ms. McGrogan
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT330X - Math Facts Folder Game Libraries - K-Gr. 5 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
HH335X - Math Folder Game Libraries - Gr. 4-5 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
FF900X - Math Equivalency Puzzles - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
JJ660X - Math Bingo Library - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
HH423 - Operations & Algebraic Thinking Folder Game Library - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
RA629 - Math Dice Tub • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$487.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.32

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$525.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.70

Total project goal

$617.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$617.98

1 Donor

-$617.98

Donations toward project cost

-$525.28

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.70

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$0.00

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