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Mr. Warner from Helena MT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Algebra Accessible: Fruit Scales!

My students need hands on manipulatives to help them understand balancing equations

  • $341 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach remedial math classes in a high school with over 1200 students. Many of the students in my class qualify for free or reduced lunch. Many of the students in my class have special education plans.

Most of my students enter the remedial math class not liking math, it is my job to make engaging lessons and prove to them that they can be math rock stars!

Once they start to feel successful it is amazing what these kids can accomplish!

My Project

For many students, math was fun until we added the alphabet! I teach remedial algebra and my students often times end up thinking of math as a mystery, a painful mystery. I try to use hands-on learning and problem solving as much as possible to help students to make connections to their everyday lives.

This project will help my students to see that balancing equations isn't mysterious, it is intuitive and meaningful to their lives!

Students will use physical scales and weighted objects, in this case plastic fruit, to make the connection between their concrete understanding of the world and the abstract representation that is algebra.

Mr. Warner
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
American Educational Products SI-92300 Student Balance • Amazon Business $17.26 8 $138.08
Hexagram Weights Set of 54 (LER 4292) • Amazon Business $15.99 4 $63.96
Liberty Imports Life Sized Bag of Fruits Play Food Playset for Kids • Amazon Business $8.95 3 $26.85
IRIS 12 Quart Stack & Pull Box, 6 Pack • Amazon Business $26.70 1 $26.70

Materials cost

$255.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$289.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.07

Total project goal

$340.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$340.49

1 Donor

-$144.71

Donations toward project cost

-$144.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$170.25

Match offer toward project cost

-$144.71

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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