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Ms. Splitstoser from Baltimore MD is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Students Discover Geometry!

Help me give my students hands-on tools to discover geometry in the classroom!

  • $407 goal

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My Students

My students are full of energy and enthusiasm, but often Geometry isn't their favorite subject. Many of my students believe they aren't "math people" and view passing math as a box to tick off for graduation requirements. Today's students are natural inquirers and problem solvers. When students discover mathematical concepts independently, they both learn the ideas more deeply and develop important thinking skills. I aim to create a classroom where students can explore and discover geometric concepts and begin to see math as an exciting subject they will continue to love for years to come!

My Project

The geo-reflector kit (MIRA set) is my top pick on my classroom wishlist. A MIRA is a reflective tool used to help students draw symmetric images and accurately perform geometric transformations.

When Woodlawn High School was remodeled last year, the math department's set of manipulatives (hands-on tools) were thrown out with the construction waste!

Without these manipulatives, our students will miss out on the joy of discovering geometry independently.

Using a quality compass and makes all the difference when drawing and measuring circles, angles, and lines (and we do a lot of that in geometry.) The compasses I chose keep the drawing lead firm and steady during use. Many discounted compasses sold as school supplies do not hold up to repeated use.

The three-dimensional geometric shapes with two-dimensional nets help students visualize the relationships of volume and surface area in three dimensions with area and perimeter in two dimensions.

Hamburger patty paper is another great tracing tool and can be folded and layered. I have a book filled with activities that use patty paper in geometry class.

Ms. Splitstoser
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 180 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind Geo Reflector Kit (Pack of 32) • Amazon Business $89.95 1 $89.95
Xgood 3 Colors Math Compasses Metal Compass Math Geometry Compass Drawing Compass with 4 Pieces Extra Lead Refills for Students Teacher Drawing Supplies • Amazon Business $9.99 9 $89.91
Learning Advantage Folding 3D GeoFigures - Set of 11 Multicolored Shapes - Includes 2D Nets and Activity Guide - Early Math Manipulative and Geometry for Kids • Amazon Business $41.09 1 $41.09
3 Pieces Math Compass Metal Geometry Compass for Math, Drafting, Drawing Student Compass with Spare Leads and Screws (Black/Silver/Blue) • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
UltraSource 192033 Hamburger Patty Paper, 5.5" x 5.5" (Pack of 1000) • Amazon Business $12.19 2 $24.38
eBoot 50 Pack Math Protractors Plastic Protractor 180 Degrees, 4 Inches, Clear • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85

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