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Ms. Bump from East Hartford CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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Help me give my students new whiteboard activity tables to promote collaborative learning in my mathematics classroom.

  • $609 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in central Connecticut, and is comprised of over 1600 energetic students. My students this year are learning the ins and outs of Algebra 2 as a 10th grade student. The students in our school district all receive free lunch as we are a low-income/high poverty school district. This has an influence over the resources they have access to while at home and at school.

My students are hardworking, caring, and enthusiastic learners who do their best each and every day.

It has been a year of them pushing themselves to master the challenging content all while being able to get to know their individual spirited personalities. They have spent this year working in groups while persevering and problem solving and expanding their mathematical knowledge of functions! I love my job and my students bring a joy to my life each and every day.

My Project

My ultimate goal is to have seven whiteboard tables in my classroom to promote group collaboration while exploring the concepts in Algebra 2.

These whiteboard tables will get me close to reaching my goal!

The tables will serve two main purposes. First, having students work in groups helps strengthen their ability to talk about the math. Being able to talk about math helps support their understanding of the content rather than just memorizing a procedure. Having the whiteboard already in front of them saves some time from passing out supplies and helps maintain a structured classroom environment.

Secondly, these are not just any tables, but are whiteboard tables. Often students lack the confidence to make an attempt at a math problem they are not familiar with and as a result sometimes take a back seat and wait it out without trying it for themselves. By using a whiteboard table, data shows students are more willing to make an attempt at a problem and take a risk because it is less permanent. If they do make an error they can quickly erase it like it never happened and try again.

I will also be able to circulate the room while students are working in groups and add ideas or questions to the group on the table itself to prompt their thinking. It makes the math more accessible and overall my goal is to help boost their confidence and not be afraid to give the math a try. Plus it just adds some fun to math class!

Ms. Bump
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLE - CLASSROOM SELECT ACTIVITY CLOVER 48 - MARKERBOARD TOP - SPECIFY T-MOLD EDGE/UPPER LEG COLOR - SPECIFY TABLE HEIGHT • School Specialty $218.37 2 $436.74
BLACK (PP1) - CLASSROOM SELECT • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS STANDARD/APOLLO ACTIVITY TABLE MATCHING UPPER LEG/T-MOLD EDGE COLOR OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
22-30 ADJ LEG • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00
OPTION CLASS - CS ACTIVITY TABLE ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT OPTION • School Specialty $0.00 2 $0.00

Materials cost

$436.74

Vendor shipping charges

$43.67

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$516.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.23

Total project goal

$608.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$608.19

2 Donors

-$262.23

Donations toward project cost

-$258.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$304.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$258.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$41.86

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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