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Ms. Troutt from Rochester Hills MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning With Manipulatives

My students need hands-on learning tools connecting cubes, base ten blocks, gallon and liter measurement kits and 3D shapes to help support their understanding of concepts like place value, area, and volume.

  • $594 goal

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My Students

My students are curious, determined young people who come to school each day excited to learn all they can. They love to be the captains of their own learning, and they dive deep into hands-on projects with enthusiasm.

They are brilliant mathematicians, readers, scientists, writers, and scholars.

As fifth graders, they know that younger students view them as the leaders of the school. They do their best to model safe, responsible, and respectful behavior - the three pillars of our school community. Every day is a joyful learning adventure in our classroom!

My Project

Using manipulatives in the classroom is a great way to illustrate concepts to students - especially for visual and kinesthetic learners. Each of these learning tools will help me guide my students toward deeper understanding of a concept. A Liter Cube will help students understand the relationship between cubic centimeters and milliliters. The Write & Wipe U.S.A. Tabletop Maps will allow students to trace explorers' routes as they adventured westward. Tools such as the Differentiated Base Ten Blocks, the Fraction/Decimal Tiles, and Foam Fraction circles will benefit students by giving them the opportunity to see how smaller parts fit into one whole. When my students are able to physically see how two 1/4 fraction pieces can be put together to make 1/2, fractions suddenly don't seem so scary!

My students learn best when they have the opportunity to manipulate and investigate concepts with their own hands.

My classroom is filled with learners who need to see and feel in order to truly understand, and manipulatives help me support them in the best way possible.

Ms. Troutt
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Differentiated Base Ten Blocks, Class Set of 488, Includes 4 Base Ten Place Value Mats • Amazon Business $81.99 1 $81.99
SF210X - Write & Wipe U.S.A. Tabletop Map - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.99 2 $75.98
Learning Advantage Fraction/Decimal Tiles - Set of 51 • Amazon Business $12.46 5 $62.30
Learning Resources Gallon Measurement Set • Amazon Business $33.18 1 $33.18
LL970 - Fraction Multipliers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL982 - Whole Number Place Value Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LL974 - Decimal Place Value Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Liter Measurement Set • Amazon Business $22.94 1 $22.94
Easy Roller Dice Polyhedral Dice for Dungeons and Dragons and Math Dice Games, 105 Pieces, 15 Complete Sets with Dice Bag, Color may vary • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95
ETA hand2mind Foam Fraction Circles (Set of 51) • Amazon Business $9.35 2 $18.70
ETA hand2mind Interlocking Plastic Unit Cubes with Storage Tub (Set of 500) • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
EAI Education Fraction Model Multipliers • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Learning Advantage Mini Geometric Solids - Set of 40-3D Shapes • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
LotFancy Playing Cards, Poker Size Standard Index, 12 Decks of Cards (6 Blue and 6 Red), for Blackjack, Euchre • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Learning Advantage 7657 Liter Cube • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37

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