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Mr. Istik from Carnegie PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Math - and It's FUN?!

Help me give my students magnetic tiles that will enhance understanding of geometric solids, and other materials to further engagement and encourage enrichment.

  • $195 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students in my school come from three distinct and diverse neighborhoods from just outside of Pittsburgh. Many of these students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Though many students face a far-from-perfect home life, they bring their energy and their hard work into my math classroom daily. Students in my math classroom work tirelessly to master the material while facing the challenges of middle school and standardized tests.

Students are engaged each day with authentic activities, exposure to new technology and many other experiences to make math more "real" for 21st-century​ learners.

My Project

Math class -- rarely students' favorite class of the day. In my classroom, students and teachers work endlessly to make math accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Together, we have created so many exciting opportunities in math, and we're looking to create more!

The requested materials will allow this year's math students to engage in math like never before!

I've requested magnetic tiles to help students in understanding in both two- and three-dimensional figures, as well as to provide an opportunity for students to create their own figures. Dry-erase materials keep students engaged in so many ways throughout the school year. Spinners and dice will enhance some of the math games we've created over the past few years, and Kanoodle and Tegu provide enrichment for students who finish early, while encouraging students to continue to think.

I'm thrilled with the amount of excitement and engagement that takes place every day in my math classroom. Your donation will take the excitement and engagement to the next level. Thank you in advance for further solidifying a math foundation for my students, while helping them to love math again.

Mr. Istik
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MIBOTE 110 PCS Magnetic Building Blocks Educational STEM Toys Imagination Magnet Tiles Toddler Building Blocks Set for Kids - All of Them are Strong Magnets • Amazon Business $34.59 1 $34.59
Dry Erase Boards [30pc Double Sided] Lapboards with ClearWipe Coating! Small White Boards - 9" x 12" Mini White Boards for Students, Classroom Teacher Supplies • Amazon Business $32.95 1 $32.95
6 Piece Tegu Pocket Pouch Prism Magnetic Wooden Block Set, Sunset • Amazon Business $23.67 1 $23.67
Dry Erase chisel tip Markers, XSG (36 Bulk Pack) 12 assorted Colors WhiteBoard markers, Low-Odor, Usable on Whiteboard Surface for School Office Home • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Educational Insights Kanoodle - Brain Twisting Solitaire Game • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Foam dot dice, Large, 4pcs/Pack. Square, Assorted Colors - Great for Playing Games - for Kids Boys and Girls Party Favors, Bag Stuffers, Fun, Toy, Gift, Prize, Piñata Fillers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Brybelly 12 Assorted Rainbow 4-inch Arrow Game Spinners in 4 Colors, 3 Arrows Per Color • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$132.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$164.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.10

Total project goal

$194.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$194.01

2 Donors

-$123.84

Donations toward project cost

-$118.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.68

Matching donations from our partners

-$55.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$46.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$15.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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