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Mrs. Gilmore from Riverview FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little Hands Want To Manipulate Math

My students need math centers in which they can practice common core skills with hands-on materials in a fun and engaging manner through independent and peer-learning.

  • $524 goal

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My Students

Math is all around us, and what we learn in Kindergarten follows us throughout life. For some, math is second nature, for others, it's a whole new language. We fight to understand how a numeral can represent so many different concepts. We need MATH exposure, and lots of it!

Has anyone asked you how you learn?

Considered what challenges you face to learn common skills many take for granted? Learning is an individual journey we all travel. Within our class, we are faced with tasks that often take longer, and require resources we don't have. We are a Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Therapeutic Exceptional Student class in Florida, with students ranging from brand-new 3 year old learners, to returning Kindergarten students (6 or 7 years old). We are a collection of students challenged with Developmentally Delayed (communication, daily living, independent functioning or social skill delays), Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities, Language/Speech Impaired, English Language Learners and/or Other Health Impairments. No matter what challenges we face, we want to learn, we want to overcome and ultimately be successful.

My Project

We don't learn well with paper and pencil. We are often challenged to understand concepts when presented orally. We require hands-on manipulation; the ability to get involved with our materials and see what WE can do. This grant will make it possible for my students to use math centers to explore counting, sorting, patterns, simple addition, measurement, and geometry through centers and kits. My students will be able to use these math centers and materials during free-time, after morning working, between tasks, and most importantly, to master life-long skills.

It breaks my heart every day to see a child struggle to understand math concepts.

While being able to verbalize their understanding, they can't write the concepts down because numerals and symbols confuse them. This is the challenge when faced with a learning disability. If given a variety of math materials to exposure each concept and practice with, confidence would grow, and learning would be fun because we could touch, move, connect with and talk about the concepts we are exploring.

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Mrs. Gilmore
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 11 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH464 - Shapes & Measurement Folder Game Library • Lakeshore Learning $34.99 1 $34.99
HH462 - Beginning Operations Folder Game Library • Lakeshore Learning $34.99 1 $34.99
FF179 - Slide & Count Simple Addition Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.99 1 $29.99
FF760X - Magnetic Math Boards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $69.99 1 $69.99
FF668 - Early Math Activity Jars • Lakeshore Learning $39.99 1 $39.99
TT950X - Early Math Instant Learning Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $199.00 1 $199.00

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