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Ms. Hernandez from Carpentersville IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Crazy About Counting: Math Manipulatives Needed

My students need collections of items to count, such as plastic beans, colorful bingo chips, linking chains, and tens frames to help them build their number sense and counting skills.

  • $218 goal

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My Students

It is my honor and privilege to be able to teach a group of 23 highly motivated, compassionate, and intelligent first grade students in Illinois.

My students are very observant and they enjoy interacting with the world around them.

In our classroom, we never sit still! I am always trying to get my students up and moving around, singing, or exploring in small groups to make learning engaging. They learn best when they are having fun. I work very hard to provide my students with meaningful experiences on a daily basis.

My Project

The young mathematicians in my classroom need hands-on experiences learning how to count groups of objects, or collections. Counting collections is a structured opportunity for my students to discover how to count by grouping objects and counting one-by-one, by 2's, 5's or by creating groups of tens and extra ones.

Our counting collections would be created using the rainbow linking chains, game pieces, small figurines, bingo chips, and building blocks that are requested in this project.

My students will use the 100 charts as a reference when counting or writing numbers. The tens frames will be introduced as my students begin to understand place value concepts to help them counter larger sets of objects.

After my students count their collections they will record their thinking and share their learning experiences during our daily math talk time. Having a strong number sense and problem solving skills in first grade will set up students up for future success in math!

Ms. Hernandez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
100 Assorted Wooden Meeples, Full 16mm Size, Board Game Pawn Pieces by Brybelly • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
[500 Pcs] Snowflake Building Blocks, Zooawa Creative Interlocking Construction Tiles Kit with Different Colors for Kids and Toddlers over 3 Years Old - Colorful • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Learning Resources Learning Resource Bean Counters, Set of 200 • Amazon Business $8.15 2 $16.30
Honbay 120pcs Multi-Color Pawns Pieces for Board Games, Tabletop Markers Component • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Learning Resources LER3799 Write & Wipe Fact Family Boards • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Carson Dellosa Deluxe Hundred Board Pocket Chart (158157) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Learning Resources Snap It Up! Math: Add/Sub Card Game • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Learning Resources Laminated Hundred Boards, Set of 10 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
1000 Pack Bingo Chips (Mixed) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hyamass 200pcs Rainbow Link C-clips Hooks Chain Links C-links Children's Learning Toy Small Pet Rat Parrot Bird Toy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
ETA hand2mind 86002 Single Ten-Frame cards (Pack of 35) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Rhode Island Novelty Vinyl Goldfish - 144 pieces - Assorted Colors - 1 3/4 inch long • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

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