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Ms. Mutchler from Winthrop ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Play Math! Engaging Students Through Games

My students need engaging math games to help them with mathematical concepts and number sense. These games, like Shut The Box, are such a fun way to grasp complex and abstract number relationships.

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My Students

My amazing students are bright, energetic, eager, fun, and just plain cool; I am so lucky to be their teacher! My students have a keen interest in mathematical ideas and are learning how to explain their thinking.

This project focuses on providing my students with fun math games to help promote mathematical understanding and number sense.

Math is such an exciting thing to learn about and my students already enjoy math class... I want to offer them fun ways to gain an understanding of number concepts, logical reasoning, and pattern recognition.

My Project

I have become a math lover and I want to encourage my students to see the beauty and magic of math, rather than be scared by it. I try hard to help them see relationships between numbers and give them different strategies to solve problems.

I want to cultivate a love of math in my 1st-grade students and think that engaging them in fun activities and games is an excellent way to demystify the complexly beautiful world of mathematics.

Every day, we have a 'Math Talk' where I pose a question or two and the students explain their strategies. I plan on using the "Which One Doesn't Belong" book during this time. It is so exciting to me when they realize that they can use different ways to come up with the same right answer!

I want to further deepen their new comprehension and mathematical awareness in engaging ways - using games and books that can make math more meaningful.

Shut The Box is my favorite and I am so excited for my students to play this. Through this game, they will learn how a number can be broken into many different parts - an 11 is not just 11... it is a 10 and a 1, a 9 and a 2, an 8 and a 3. The card games are a fun, quick way to reinforce math facts and the books are going to be so valuable to me as I continue learning how to best reach my students and present them with the magic of mathematics.

We will be learning money and telling time in upcoming units and I would love some manipulatives that will make the learning more authentic.

Ms. Mutchler
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 16 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
WE Games 4-Player Shut the Box - Large Coffee Table Version • Amazon Business $38.99 1 $38.99
Mobi - The Numerical Tile Game in a Whale Pouch • Amazon Business $19.87 1 $19.87
Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
Which One Doesn't Belong?: A Shapes Book • Amazon Business $15.84 1 $15.84
CLUMSY THIEF - Adding to 100 Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Through Problems: Number Sense and Computational Strategies: A Resource for Primary Teachers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Learning Resources Pop For Addition & Subtraction Game • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Learning Resources Write & Wipe Demonstration Clock • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Math War Addition and Subtraction Game Cards • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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