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Teacher Forbes-Gray from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help My Seventh Graders Talk the Math Talk (with Dictionaries)

The cost of twenty-five copies of the "American Heritage Student's Dictionary" is $517, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $517 goal

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Math is not all about numbers. This is a statement that my students have heard time and time again as I encourage them to push themselves to expand their mathematical vocabulary. Math is a language of its own, and in order to be able to succeed in math, you have to talk the math talk. In order to talk the math talk, my students need to know what the math talk means. They have their math books, which do have glossaries, but they are not the best. Many of my students enjoy using the three beat-up dictionaries in my room to look up words. These student-edition "American Heritage Dictionaries" have pictures and examples of what the words mean. Its great! Unfortunately, when we do vocabulary activities, there are nowhere near enough dictionaries for the twenty-four students per class, in each of my three classes (seventy-two students total). Students become frustrated because they do not have easy access to the dictionaries. This frustration makes them less eager to want to strive to improve their math vocabulary. I am thus requesting twenty-five "Student Edition American Heritage Dictionaries" to use in my seventh-grade math classes. In many schools, these kinds of resources are readily available, but not in the high-needs East New York, Brooklyn, area where I teach. Having a class set of dictionaries would greatly improve my students' enthusiasm and success in math class. They want to learn and they want to succeed in math. They just need your help to have the tools to talk the math talk.

Teacher Forbes-Gray
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
AMERICAN HERITAGE STUDENT'S DICTIONARY -- American Heritage Student Dictionary • Quill Corporation $14.39 25 $359.75

Materials cost

$359.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$423.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$92.93

Total project goal

$516.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$516.26

1 Donor

-$486.83

Donations toward project cost

-$424.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.24

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$0.00

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