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Mrs. Long from Harrisburg PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hands-On with Math Manipulatives

Help me give my students knowledge of number sense, increase their math skills, and make learning fun with base ten blocks, assorted math games, dice, and dominoes!

  • $428 goal

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My Students

My students are inner city children, of whom 90% live in poverty and single parent homes. All of the students in my class receive free breakfast and lunch. Some students also receive a backpack full of food to go home with on the weekends.

These children face struggles on a daily basis that I could not even imagine, and all I wish to do is provide them with what they need while they are at school so they can feel loved and safe here.

Some students are so talented and I wish to push them further academically so that they can be prepared to go to college. Some students are so far behind academically, and we are not provided the resources to help them at their level, which is why I am asking for your support!

My Project

This project would provide Math supplies that will be utilized throughout the entire year. These materials will provide important hands-on learning that will encourage a deeper understanding of concepts such as adding and subtracting decimals, place value, fractions and multiplying and dividing whole numbers. This opportunity to investigate on their own, using manipulatives, provides an opportunity that cannot be presented in any other way, verbal or written. My students need the interaction with the materials to successfully learn the math concepts. Research shows that learners retain only 5% of material presented through lecture and 30% of which is taught by demonstration. Hands-on participation, on the other hand, can lead to as much as a 75% retention rate.

Many of the Math concepts I present to my students during 5th Grade are very difficult skills to grasp without the aid of manipulatives.

I believe these Math manipulatives will not only provide them with an opportunity to practice skills they so desperately needed for success but also allows them to do it in a way that is fun.

Mrs. Long
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind Blue Plastic Base Ten Blocks, Class Set • Amazon Business $92.95 1 $92.95
hand2mind Wood Dominoes Classroom Kit (Set of 15) • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
Sterilite 19638606 Large Clip Box, Clear with Blue Aquarium Latches, 6-Pack • Amazon Business $37.51 1 $37.51
hand2mind Clear Transparent Spinners (Pack of 5) • Amazon Business $9.35 4 $37.40
Learning Advantage The Original Fraction Dominoes - 45 Dominoes - Math Manipulative Game for Kids - Teach Equivalent, Adding and Subtracting Fractions • Amazon Business $10.71 3 $32.13
edx Education School Friendly Playing Cards - Set of 8 Decks - Includes 448 Cards - Multicolored Patterned Cards Numbered 0-13 for Gameplay - Teach Number Concepts, Counting, Matching and Probability • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Clipco Dry Erase Pocket Sleeves Assorted Colors (30-Pack) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Learning Resources Gear Clock, 4 Inch, Set of 6 • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
25 Count Assorted Pack of 20 Sided Dice - Multi Colored Assortment of D20 Polyhedral Dice • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
25 Pack of Random D12 Polyhedral Dice in Multiple Colors by Wiz Dice • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

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