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Ms. Salas
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Learning Math Using Serobans

My students need 1 Teacher's Guide, 2 Leveled Workbooks, and 30 abacus.

My Students

My classroom is as diverse as it gets and I love it! The students I serve are from so many distant places such as Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Mexico, India, Iraq, and America. I feel like this year, I have learned a lot about their cultures and their specific needs. This has allowed me to grow both professionally and as a person.

Students have also learned a lot from each other, primarily to respect and accept each other's differences.

This is something very needed in our society and of course, America.

My Project

My request consists of thirty serobans for my students. This is the Japanese name for an abacus. My students love math, but sometimes struggle with it. I begin our math lessons with a three minute multiplication practice using flashcards, and while this activity has helped them tremendously, an innovative tool like this tool will be very valuable in our classroom. It teaches mental math in an interactive, hands-on way, it is very similar to a calculator, however, it does not think for the child. Also, students are able to practice very simple math to the more complex. It will definitely be an asset to our math lessons.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sealike New Arrival Portable 13 Column Abacus Arithmetic Soroban School Math Learning Tool with a Stylus • Amazon Business $10.99 9 $98.91
Flexzion Plastic Abacus Arithmetic Soroban Kid's Calculating Tool 17 Digits Rods 5-Beads Wood Plastic Oriental Counting Calculator Portable • Amazon Business $7.99 9 $71.91
Classic Abacus / Soroban Calculator - 10.5" / 17 Column • Amazon Business $7.50 9 $67.50
Vintage Style Wooden Abacus / Soroban Calculator w/ Reset Button - 13.75" / 17 Colomn • Amazon Business $18.99 3 $56.97
How To Use A Japanese Abacus: A step-by-step guide to addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots and practical examples for the Japanese abacus (Soroban). • Amazon Business $31.99 1 $31.99
Abacus Mind Math Level 1 Workbook 2 of 2: Excel at Mind Math with Soroban, a Japanese Abacus • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Abacus Mind Math Level 1 Workbook 1 of 2: Excel at Mind Math with Soroban, a Japanese Abacus • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01

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This project will reach 27 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Stavros Niarchos Foundation and 4 other donors.

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