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  • $469 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Fong
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Kindergarten Mathematicians in the Making!

My students need a variety of counters, puzzles, flashcards, and shape manipulatives to learn the basics of mathematics.

My Students

Math fun for everyone! My kindergarten students LOVE being independent as well as working in small groups to learn, but it has been a challenge with the lack of resources to share amongst everyone.

My students attend a "Title 1" school with a population of about 550.

Over half the student population lives in some sort of poverty. Less than half of my Kindergarten students have attended preschool. Despite the challenges my students face, they always come to school with a smile, curious mind, and eagerness to learn. They love learning through chants, songs and games. "10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0, BLAST OFF!"

My Project

During math we have been doing a lot more whole group rather than small group instruction with the amount of materials and manipulatives we have currently. I would like our math time to be more center-based so groups of students can rotate between 4-5 different activity areas to practice what we're learning. A variety of manipulatives (counters, transportation, bears, Unifix cubes, buttons, pattern blocks, geometric shapes) will give students the opportunity to practice counting, adding/subtracting, classifying/sorting objects, identifying/relating shapes in the real world. Puzzles and flashcards will reinforce number concepts as students learn with each other. Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten has a major focus on number sense (Counting & Cardinality and Number & Operations in Base Ten), which leads into adding and subtracting (Operations & Algebraic Thinking). Other focuses include Measurement & Data (classifying/sorting objects) and Geometry (2-D and 3-D shapes).

Providing resources for students open up more opportunities for them to learn.

It is important for my students to have materials to practice with independently as well as cooperatively with others. A variety and multitude of materials will engage my students of all learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. It is especially valuable for my Kindergarten students to participate in tactile learning because it will help them develop a solid foundation in mathematics.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Snap Cubes, 500/Set (LER7585) • Amazon $38.38 2 $76.76
Learning Resources Pattern Block Activity Pack (LER0335) • Amazon $17.67 2 $35.34
Numbers 0-100 Pocket Flash Cards • Amazon $5.24 6 $31.44
Learning Resources Real World Folding Geometric Shapes • Amazon $27.58 1 $27.58
Geometric Shapes Set • Amazon $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Base Ten Set • Amazon $18.77 1 $18.77
Transportation Counters • Amazon $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources View-Thru Geometric Solids (LER4331) • Amazon $14.88 1 $14.88
Unifix Letter Cubes; Red/Blue; 90 Piece Set; no. DD-2810 • Amazon $14.39 1 $14.39
The Learning Journey Match It! Subtraction • Amazon $12.99 1 $12.99
Baby Bear Counters (102 ct.) • Amazon $11.40 1 $11.40
The Learning Journey Match It! Addition • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
The Learning Journey Match It! Colors and Shapes • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
The Learning Journey Match It! Numbers • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
The Learning Journey Match It! Mathematics • Amazon $9.99 1 $9.99
Three Bears Family Pattern Cards; 16 Cards Per Pack; no. LER0753 • Amazon $9.14 1 $9.14
ROYLCO R2131 Bright Buttons, Assorted Sizes, Shapes and Color, 1/2-Pound • Amazon $7.53 1 $7.53
Eureka Dr. Seuss Jumbo Flashcards, Numbers (480425) • Amazon $6.69 1 $6.69
TRANSPARENT COUNTERS 250-PK 3/4 6 • Amazon $5.81 1 $5.81

Materials cost

$347.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$398.17

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.27

Total project goal

$468.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$468.44

5 Donors

-$418.44

Donations toward project cost

-$355.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.77

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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