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Mrs. Bailey from Baltimore MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making a Hands-On Connection to Mathematics

My students need 9 Math materials, including Giant Magnetic Place Value Blocks, a set of Hands-On Problem Solving Books and a How Long Is It? Measurement Center.

  • $451 goal

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I teach 3rd grade at a poverty-level school, but my students are bright, inquisitive and passionate about the world around them.

Without a doubt, the students in my class enjoy learning about numbers. They know that they are good with computing so they enjoy the quick drills and math practice worksheets. However, many of them don't have the background knowledge to make the connection of math to everyday situations. They lack the hands-on knowledge which makes math "real". Many of these students don't have prior experiences doing such things as weighing items, taking measurements, building fractions or solving critical thinking math problems.

Giving these students the opportunity to experience math would be so compassionate and rewarding. For my students, I wish I could present to them a hands-on math center stocked with items that would make math connect to their world. Some of the items I am asking for are a measurement set, fraction boards, and problem-solving manipulatives.

Your kindness and assistance is paramount in making this an educational reality for the students.

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

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14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF532 - Learning Key Words Problem Solving Chart • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
LL409 - How Long Is It? Measurement Center • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RR379 - Building Fractions Magnetic Board • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 1 $24.95
RR367 - Fractions Match & Learn Activity Kit • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95
GR107 - Learn to Graph Teaching Kit • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
FF410X - Hands-On Problem Solving Books - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $69.95 1 $69.95
DD557 - Length, Perimeter, Area & Volume Measurement Center • Lakeshore Learning $44.95 1 $44.95
EE923 - Giant Magnetic Place Value Blocks • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
DD824 - Solve & Check Graphing Sliders • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 1 $19.95

Materials cost

$309.55

Vendor shipping charges

$30.96

State sales tax

$15.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$369.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.15

Total project goal

$450.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$450.82

14 Donors

-$450.82

Donations toward project cost

-$369.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.15

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$0.00

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