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Ms. Castro from Tacoma WA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Magical Math Games and Making Math Fun!

My students need math games to make connections to the real world and mathematics.

  • $844 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a wonderful group of gifted third and fourth grade students who possess unique learning styles that require a lot of movement and hands-on activities. Every day I am pushed to challenge them to become problem solvers and engaged learners.

While these bright students tested into this current class, their talents and gifts vary.

A couple of traits that they all seem to share are innate curiosities about the world around them and a need for movement and engagement.

My Project

Student engagement is essential and one way to assure this is happening in our classroom is to get students collaborating to solve challenges.

Games allow students to understand new concepts and ideas as they experiment with different options and variables.

Children need a lot of meaningful practice to internalize important vocabulary and math structures. That is why games are a perfect fit. Through games, children develop critical thinking skills, creativity, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. As I stated before, another benefit to bringing math games into the classroom is student engagement. Children really enjoy playing games and they are good tools to focus their attention. After hours of working hard these games provide students the boost of energy they need to continue the school day. But best of all, the students are learning and they don’t even know it!

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Ms. Castro
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT490X - Hands-On Measurement Centers - Gr. 4-5 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
HH335X - Math Folder Game Libraries - Gr. 4-5 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.00 1 $129.00
TT670 - Mastering Math Games Library - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
PP584 - Common Core Problem Solving Journal - Gr. 3-4 - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $32.99 3 $98.97
JJ660X - Math Bingo Library - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
GG458 - Build & Learn Geometric Shapes Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
RA629 - Math Dice Tub • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT672 - Climb the Cliff Fractions Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LC1279 - The Allowance Game® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99

Materials cost

$623.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$717.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$126.59

Total project goal

$843.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$843.92

13 Donors

-$843.92

Donations toward project cost

-$717.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$126.59

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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