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Mr. T. from Trenton NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of 18 math-related books from is $154, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on January 30, 2005.

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The 19 students in my third grade class will be paired with a "buddy" from kindergarten. These students will work together on a variety of math objectives that will enhance learning for everyone involved. The goal is to build student understanding of math objectives by allowing third grade students to teach kindergarten students. Math objectives work like stepping-stones from one grade level to the next. The third grade children will teach kindergartners concrete math skills in the following areas: geometry, money, addition, subtraction, patterns, and the order of numbers. By using colorful, picture trade-books, reading and writing will also be integrated into each lesson. Being in a poor, rural area, students need the exposure to real-life situations in order to enhance learning. Being a Pre-K - fifth grade school, we have approximately 260 students enrolled at this time. With budget cuts and state funds at an all-time low, teachers are having to be creative and persistent in looking for different ways to obtain materials for their individual classrooms. Programs such as this one are a blessing for teachers. This project will satisfy all learning styles. Using a "hand-on" approach is more effective than seeing a picture in a book or reading a story to the class. This unit will provide third grade students the opportunity to demonstrate difficult to understand math objectives in a simpler way. Trade books are being published today that cover many areas of our NC Curriculum. For example: Math-Terpieces: The Art of Problem-Solving, Math Fables: Lessons That Count, Even Steven and Odd Todd, Skittles Riddles Math, and Patterns (Math Counts) are some of the books that will help my third graders help their little buddies. We will combine the reading of these books with eatable manipulatives. Yummy! Reading, math, writing and public speaking will all be incorporated into these one-hour lessons. By allowing these third graders to be "Little Teachers," the kindergarten students will develop a clearer, deeper understanding of basic math skills.

Mr. T.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Math Fables: Lessons That Count • $11.87 1 $11.87
Math-Terpieces: The Art of Problem-Solving • $11.53 1 $11.53
Skittles Riddles Math • $6.26 2 $12.52
Sorting (Math Counts) • $4.95 5 $24.75
Even Steven and Odd Todd • $3.99 2 $7.98
The Fattest, Tallest, Biggest Snowman Ever • $3.99 5 $19.95
Monster Math • $3.99 2 $7.98

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