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Mrs. Smith from Waco TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Luring Literate Mathematicians Through Reading

My students need 41 MathStart books, including "Hamster Champs" and "Lemonade for Sale".

  • $323 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach fourth grade students in science, math, and writing...all through a love of reading! We begin each lesson with a short piece of literature that sparks the students' interest and allows them to make connections to the new skill being taught.

My students love math and reading and they adore the Math Start Series of books, which in turn bleeds over into their love of writing and gives them many ideas to build on. The students often refer back to the books as they are working on their skills and often ask to examine the book further so they can see the skill in action again.

Any Level 2 and Level 3 Math Start books would be a welcome addition to our mini-lesson library so that we can have one for each math skill that we cover.

You will make it possible for my students to connect their love of reading to their love of math.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 44 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Less Than Zero (Mathstart Series), Vol. 49 Stuart J. Murphy, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Every Buddy Counts (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Fiona Dunbar, Fiona Dunbar (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Jump, Kangaroo, Jump! (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator), Kevin O,Malley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Safari Park Stuart J. Murphy, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Room for Ripley Stuart J. Murphy, Murphy, Sylvie Wickstrom (Illustrator), Sylvie Kantorovitz Wickstrom (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Rodeo Time (MathStart), Vol. 3 Stuart J. Murphy, David T. Wenzel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Ready, Set, Hop! (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Jon Buller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Spunky Monkeys on Parade (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Lynne Cravath (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Super Sand Castle Saturday (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Julia Gorton, Julia Gorton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do! (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Kevin O'malley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Grizzly Gazette (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Dinosaur Deals: Equivalent Values (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Heather Henson, Kevin O'malley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Sluggers' Car Wash (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Barney Saltzberg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Shark Swimathon (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Lynne Cravath (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Game Time! (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Cynthia Jabar (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
One...Two...Three...Sassafras! (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, John Wallace (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Math Test Prep That Matters! Grades 3-4: 100 Standards-Based Math Prompts That Develop Students' Critical Thinking and Deepen Their Understanding of Key Math Concepts Porzio, Teresa Anderko (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
Hands-On Math and Literature with Mathstart, Level 3 Don Balka, Richard Callan • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Super Sand Castle Saturday (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Julia Gorton, Julia Gorton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Polly's Pen Pal (Mathstart Series) Stuart J. Murphy, Remy Simard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Dave's Down-to-Earth Rock Shop (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Cat Bowman Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Treasure Map (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Tricia Tusa (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Grizzly Gazette (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
One...Two...Three...Sassafras! (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, John Wallace (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Mall Mania (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Renee Andriani (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Elevator Magic (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator), G. Brian Karas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Circus Shapes (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Edward Miller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Game Time! (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Cynthia Jabar (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Henry the Fourth (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Scott Murphy, Scott Nash (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Shark Swimathon (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Lynne Cravath (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Sluggers' Car Wash (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Barney Saltzberg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Divide and Ride (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, George Ulrich (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Double the Ducks (MathStart), Vol. 1 Stuart J. Murphy, Valeria Petrone (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
It's about Time! (Mathstart Series) Stuart J. Murphy, John Speirs (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
3 Little Firefighters (Mathstart Series) Stuart J. Murphy, Bernice Lum (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Remy Simard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Betcha!: Estimating (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
More or Less (Mathstart Series) Stuart J. Murphy, David T. Wenzel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Penny Pot (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Lynne Woodcock Cravath (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Lemonade for Sale (Level 3: Bar Graphs) (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Tricia Tusa (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hamster Champs (Mathstart Series) Stuart J. Murphy, Pedro Martin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$229.05

Vendor shipping charges

$22.91

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.44

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$264.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.05

Total project goal

$322.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$322.48

2 Donors

-$322.48

Donations toward project cost

-$264.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.05

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$0.00

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