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Ms. Dunbar from Detroit MI is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Leaving a Math Legacy!

Help me give my students show what they know about 8th grade math!

  • $632 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students fear mathematics until they meet me. They are typically grades behind in math. This leads to anxiety for most of my students. That is the beginning of their 8th grade year. By the time they leave my classroom to venture into the realm of high school they have shown significant growth in math and have a positive attitude about being successful in high school.

“Ms. Dunbar, you were right!

I understand math now! freshman year was a breeze!” (student - 8th Grade Class of 2018)

My Project

This year I have decided to guide my students in making a resource (Big Book) for future 8th graders. My wish is not only that they appreciate what they've learned in each unit, but also recognize their responsibility in passing their knowledge on to those students who will take their place next year.

I want my students to describe the mathematical processes, explain prerequisites for each unit, visually draw/model each standard, and reflect on their strengths and weaknesses.

The notebooks will be used for a reference when planning the unit summaries. They will keep all of their math materials in their folders. Using the math tools and art supplies just make the project fun. Yes! Math can be fun, too.

Ms. Dunbar
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PAPER NOTEBOOK MEAD 1 SUBJECT COLLEGE RULE 8X10.5 70 SHTS • School Specialty $1.26 104 $131.04
TRIANGLE ACADEMIC TRANSPARENT .080 THICK 30/60 10IN S1390-10 • School Specialty $2.90 30 $87.00
PENCILS COLORED SCHOOL SMART SET OF 144 • School Specialty $16.75 2 $33.50
FOLDER 2PKT 8.5X11 ASST PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $8.51 3 $25.53
PAPER GRAPH RULE 9X12 WHITE SCHOOL SMART REAM • School Specialty $11.71 2 $23.42
BOARD WHITE POSTER 22X28 PACK OF 25 SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $20.09 1 $20.09
RULER PLASTIC CLEAR 12 IN PACK OF 10 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $4.54 3 $13.62

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