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Ms. Marcie Gleason from Sault S Marie MI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Math Fun With Bead Tacks

Help me give my students an individual bead rack to help them see numbers visually many different ways.

  • $185 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are motivated learners. They love reading and learning about math! We would like to learn about number sense and how learning math visually can help struggling students see math and enjoy it.

When my students struggle, I like to teach them four different strategies to attack the skill.

Several of my students are Native American and come from rich cultural backgrounds. Our poverty level ranges from 60-75% and our children thrive in the school setting. Our district and school set high goals for our struggling students to better support them within the curriculum.

My Project

My students will use these bead racks daily while learning with whole group activities and in small groups.

I will use these to push all students to their next level of learning in math.

I just finished an eight day math training and learned how to help all of my students excel. I can't wait to apply these strategies in the classroom! My training has taught me many exciting ways to teach math that I never knew existed. My students love math and will become lifelong learners with these new strategies. I wish I had been taught these skill when I was in school. Math would have been a lot easier and more fun. Please help me make an impact on student's math skills.

This will be perfect for all levels because it can be used to challenge my advanced students all the way to my struggling students.

Ms. Marcie Gleason
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind 20-Bead Wood Rekenrek, Math Counting Frame (Ages 4+) • Amazon Business $2.99 25 $74.75
hand2mind Pop-Up Center, Math Games With Rekenreks (Ages 5+) - 10 Critical Thinking Activities for Kids | for Home or Classroom Center | Educational Product to Learn Addition and Subtraction • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Educational Counting Toy, Early Math Skills, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
ThinkFun Math Dice Junior Game for Boys and Girls Age 6 and Up - Teachers Favorite and Toy of the Year Nominee • Amazon Business $7.84 1 $7.84

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