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Ms. Pasquarella from Roselle NJ is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning Math With Hands On Activities

My students need math manipulatives to help them learn & apply new skills. The Volume Kit, Measurement Center, and Mall Math are perfect for my students to do this.

  • $412 goal

This project expired on January 4, 2016.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Traditionally math is taught by memorization and paper and pencil practice. However, the best way to learn is by actually doing it. Finding quality hands on math centers can be time consuming and costly. The biggest challenges 5th Graders have is conquering fractions, decimals, and volume.

When a student comes to me at the beginning of the year I have just one goal, show them how to "love learning math".

I believe under this philosophy they can conquer any skill in math and in life. Our students come from low income families where technology, TVs, and video games have become the social norm. They struggle with everyday learning and I am always trying to find ways to engage and enrich them. Even with the struggles they face, they are always eager to learn, but often need different forms of engagement to focus their learning. When hands on tools are used, they are most interested in their learning. Through hands on math, students will succeed by manipulating difficult concepts to mastery. Math seems to be a generally difficult concept for many children to master. I believe hands on math centers will alleviate some of their frustrations.

My Project

I had the privilege of working next to several remarkable math teachers. It is my goal to replicate their centers and activities in ways the students can stay sustained at a task for 20 to 30 minutes while practicing a specific math skill. The materials provided in this grant would allow these centers and activities to build the students knowledge and turn them into lifelong learners who aren't afraid of math and help them to enjoy a good math challenge. Students will use theses centers/activities to work directly with fractions, decimals, and volume. These centers help to create not only hands on learning and practice for students, but also an easy self-checking system that is fun and engaging.

I have heard many students and parents say "the math is just too hard".

I would love to help students overcome their fear of math and then further their exploration by involving them in real world math centers they enjoy. When students can enjoy a subject it creates so much confidence within, they become excited about school and thereby creates success for their future.

Ms. Pasquarella
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP410X - Math in a Flash! Discovery Cans - Gr. 5 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $75.00 1 $75.00
TT492 - Volume Hands-On Measurement Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DE190 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pocket - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.50 2 $45.00
TT567 - Build & Learn Volume Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP675 - Explain Your Reasoning! Math Prompts - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP665 - Pick-A-Problem Math Warm-Ups - Grade 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT671 - The Math Star Word Problem Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD883 - Mall Math - Decimals & Fractions Problem Solving Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$314.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$349.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.70

Total project goal

$411.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$411.36

1 Donor

-$205.68

Donations toward project cost

-$174.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.85

match offer

-$205.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$174.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.85

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$0.00

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