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Ms. Scheele from Burien WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature to Bring Math to Life!

My students need literature about math topics to bring math to life!

  • $256 goal

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My Students

My classroom is located in Washington state at a Title I school. Students at my school are hardworking, kind, eager individuals. Many students are first and second generation citizens from Africa, South America and Asia. About forty-two percent of students qualify for English Language Learner services, but up to fifty percent of students speak a language other than English in the home. Our differing cultures, backgrounds, economic statuses and languages provide richness in the classroom, but we also face challenges. One challenge is that we are incredibly underfunded. At our school, eighty-three percent of our students qualify for free or reduced price school lunch.

There are so many experiences and learning opportunities I wish I could have with our students if only I had the means.

My Project

Using literature in math lessons can enhance learning in many ways. It can help build an intangible perception of math skills through illustrations, as well as help students build problem-solving skills. In addition, it can provide a meaningful context for mathematical content, review mathematics concepts, promote the development of number sense, model interesting problems, promote critical thinking, and increase the level of interest.

Math becomes more interesting when a child can make a math connection in a story.

When children are reading or listening to a book, they learn to recognize that math is used all around them. Students begin to use their prior knowledge to connect math concepts to the outside world. Please help bring many amazing math titles into the hands of my students! Such books include Full House: An Invitation to Fractions, Divide and Ride, The Cartoon Guide to Statistics, Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race, Betcha! Estimating, and more….

Ms. Scheele
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
365 Penguins (Reissue) • Amazon Business $15.21 1 $15.21
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
Infinity and Me (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Cartoon Guide to Algebra (Cartoon Guide Series) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Cartoon Guide to Statistics • Amazon Business $10.88 1 $10.88
Travel Adventures: The Galápagos Islands: Understanding Decimals • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
How Tall, How Short, How Far Away? • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Seeing Symmetry • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall Is 1000? • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter (Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (A Math Adventure) • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Full House: An Invitation to Fractions • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Sir Cumference and the Fracton Faire (A Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.14 1 $6.14
Divide and Ride (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Basher Science: Algebra and Geometry • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36
Betcha! Estimating (Mathstart, Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
Room for Ripley (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $3.04 1 $3.04

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