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Ms. S. from Finleyville PA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Math Come Alive!

My students need classroom sets of math manipulatives to promote critical thinking through modeling and increase their motivation to learn.

  • $1,868 goal

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My Students

I am a second year teacher getting my own classroom and starting out with ZERO supplies to support my students' learning! "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." is one of my favorite quotes.

Math is often a difficult subject for students to understand so making math come alive in the classroom is crucial.

I not only want my students to remember what I teach them, but I want to involve them in what they learn so that they can use these skills forever. Today's math standards require much more communication and application of mathematical processes which requires hands-on learning.

My Project

Having math manipulatives in the classroom would help my students to visually grasp difficult and frustrating mathematical concepts. These math manipulatives and games will enable my fifth grade students to get a better understanding of place value, decimals, fractions, geometry, and problem solving.

Learning math should be fun, not discouraging!

These tools would increase student confidence in their math abilities, boost self-esteem, and help students to engage in and model the content. As a new teacher, I wish to provide my fifth grade students with the most memorable and rewarding learning experience that they will never forget!

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

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This project will reach 125 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bulk Wooden Pattern Blocks • Nasco $97.33 2 $194.66
ETA hand2mind, Plastic Cuisenaire Rods Classroom Basics Kit, (42852) • Amazon $87.19 2 $174.38
Learning Resources Foam Place Value Dice • Amazon $15.10 10 $151.00
Nasco TB17959T Super Classroom Base 10 Set, Storage Container, 1,335-Piece, Grades K - 6 • Amazon $122.85 1 $122.85
ETA hand2mind, Fraction and Decimal Tiles Classroom Basics Kit, (42855) • Amazon $91.15 1 $91.15
Learning Resources Plastic Base Ten Class Set • Amazon $83.49 1 $83.49
GG585 - Area & Perimeter Hands-On Teaching Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
GG587 - Multiplying Fractions Hands-On Teaching Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
Printed Student Fraction Circles • Nasco $6.29 10 $62.90
Learning Resources Classpack Geoboards, 7 Inches, Set of 10 • Amazon $20.36 3 $61.08
ETA hand2mind, Tangram Treasury Kit B, (46334) • Amazon $49.74 1 $49.74
Crystal Springs Books Place Value Decimal Strips, 30 Strips, Singapore Math (402643) • Amazon $13.95 3 $41.85
PP362 - Grab & Match Leveled Geometry & Measurement Quickies - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
GT278 - Write & Wipe Graphing Boards - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL986 - Protractors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP366 - Grab & Match Leveled Place Value Quickies - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RA272 - Tangrams • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LL976 - Decimal Operations Grids • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
GG588 - Multiplying Fractions Extra Student Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 5 $24.95
GG586 - Area & Perimeter Extra Student Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 5 $24.95
DoubleSided Magnetic Fraction Circles • Nasco $21.21 1 $21.21
DD103 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - 4-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.19 6 $19.14
Giant Magnetic Pattern Blocks • Nasco $16.11 1 $16.11
Learning Resources Magnetic Cuisenaire Rods • Amazon $12.95 1 $12.95
TT907 - Tangram Picture Matching Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
ID305 - Magnetic Base Ten Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99
PP301 - Common Core Daily Math Practice Journal - Gr. 5 - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.79 1 $3.79

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