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Mrs. Doyle from Kingston MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Math Meaningful With Hands-on Materials

Help me give my students rekenreks and other manipulatives to use during math instruction and centers.

  • $199 goal

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My Students

My students are in kindergarten, first and second grade. They are young and energetic. They enjoy play-based learning, hands-on activities and interactive lessons. They love, love, love to move! In fact, most of them learn best through movement. They spend part of their day in my special education classroom and the rest of the day in class with their peers. In my room, I strive to provide my young learners with engaging instruction in a comfortable, fun environment. I want them to enjoy learning, feel good about themselves, and reach their full academic potential.

My Project

Math can be a challenging, and sometimes frustrating, subject for the students in my K-2 special education classroom. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. Manipulatives are the key to making math accessible to all students, especially those in the early grades. As soon as I make math interactive, visual, and hands-on, my students begin to grasp concepts.

Hands-on math materials and manipulatives turn abstract concepts into concrete, meaningful learning experiences for my students.

The rekenreks, number balance, and Cuisenaire rods will allow my students to understand addition and subtraction facts rather than just memorize them. The 120 board will allow my students to develop understanding of counting to 120, place value, and counting patterns through hands on activities. The double dice will be used for a variety of math fact games. With these hands-on materials, the opportunities for learning math will be endless.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources 120 Number Board, Tray & Numbered Tiles, Common Core Math, 181 Piece, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $25.57 1 $25.57
hand2mind 20-Bead Wood Mini Rekenrek, (Ages 4-7), Develop Number Concepts & Basic Facts Up to Ten with Math Counting Frames (Pack of 4) • Amazon Business $10.95 2 $21.90
Learning Resources Connecting Cuisenaire Rods Small Group Set • Amazon Business $20.09 1 $20.09
DD425 - Rekenrek to 100 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE991 - Visualize It! Part-Whole Addition and Subtraction Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Jumbo Dice in Dice, Set of 12 • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
edx Education Student Math Balance - Includes 20 Weights - Teach Early Math and Number Concepts - Beginner Addition, Subtraction and Equations • Amazon Business $9.01 1 $9.01
Rekenrek 20-Bead Student Counting Frame • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15

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