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Ms. Randolph from Washington DC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Balance the Equation!

My students need equations kits as a way to access grade level curriculum in a way that is user friendly and very hands on!

  • $401 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Were you one of those kids who struggled with Algebra? Everyone else seemed to 'get it' and there you were just trying to get up the courage to ask what x and y meant. Help a group of students decode the secret!

My students are the most wonderful young people who are often left behind.

I consider them to be like diamonds that have yet to be mined! Often they have some special gift that needs to be tapped and exposed to their parents, their peers and fellow staff, and that is my find the jewel and expose it! Traditional means of teaching higher level math does not guarantee one will reach these children. Considering there are (depending upon how you count) at the very least 8 different kinds of intelligence, when adding a physical or manipulative component you have widened your net. Worlds open up to children when they must move and manipulate objects (in this case to see equality) who may not be gifted as visual or auditory learners.

My Project

The Hands On Equations system allows the students to do manipulate the numbers and the 'unknowns'- first they learn the vocabulary (variables, equality, inequalities, etc) and begin with a very simple equation like- two blue pieces = 4, and eventually move on to more than one variable and then on to word problems! All of this allows them easy access to what their peers are learning. It may seem odd to some that algebra is being started so early but most math concepts are touched upon in the early grades and we spiral back and teach a bit more about each of these every year.

Special education students often see the tail end of supplies and technology, often having only what is left over.

This is a chance to really make a difference...this class may hold a future Einstein, one never knows unless we give all children a chance!

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Ms. Randolph
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Class Set of Hands-On Equations • Nasco $189.95 1 $189.95
The Hands-On Equations Learning System • Nasco $34.95 1 $34.95
Hands-On Equations Verbal Problems Book • Nasco $34.95 1 $34.95

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