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Mrs. Adams from Cedar Hill TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature in the Math Classroom.

My students need literature for our math classroom. The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes and Your Fantastic Elastic are great resources for demonstrating a motivation mindset. Other books focus on fractions, place value, & financial literacy.

  • $232 goal

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My Students

Our classroom consists of a diverse group of learners. Most of my students come from low income families without a lot of resources and opportunities. Although they are not always intrinsically motivated, they do love competition. Competing against me, their peers, or themselves gets them excited about what they are learning,.

They have been learning that our mindset is what is most important to our success by transforming a fixed mindset into a motivation mindset.

My students are changing their ideas from "I can't solve multi-step word problems," to "I can't solve multi-step word problems YET!"

My Project

This variety of books will enhance our mathematical classroom library. Students in my class learn better when they can make math connections to the real world. Stories also help them to create mental images which allows them to be more successful in problem solving. These books will be used by me to teach during mini-lessons and by my students during station work to reinforce mathematical concepts we are working on. Books like Prices! Prices! Prices! :Why They Go Up and Down, Follow the Money!, and Who's Buying? Who's Selling?: Understanding Consumers and Producers strengthen students' understanding of important financial literacy concepts.

Mrs. Adams
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
One Odd Day • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Who's Buying? Who's Selling?: Understanding Consumers and Producers (Lightning Bolt Books) • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
My Even Day • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Fraction Fun • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Prices! Prices! Prices!: Why They Go Up and Down • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Follow the Money! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Great Graph Contest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Place for Zero (Charlesbridge Math Adventures (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
If You Were a Quadrilateral (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Once Upon a Dime: A Math Adventure • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47
Minnie's Diner: A Multiplying Menu • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Spaghetti And Meatballs For All! (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Great Divide: A Mathematical Marathon • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Day's Work • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Moira's Birthday (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Safari Park (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mall Mania (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Coyotes All Around (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Shark Swimathon (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97

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