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Mrs. Alexander (Duhr) from Madison WI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Math Meaningful

My students need Scholastic MATH Magazines, highlighters, chart paper, and chart markers.

  • $233 goal

This project expired on June 14, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Why do we have to learn this? When are we going to use this? These questions and others like them are common questions in many classes and specifically, in Math. Getting students engaged in Math is a challenge, but making Math more meaningful and relatable to students is a great place to start.

My students are 12 and 13 year-olds who through the year will be introduced to many large topics including negative numbers, proportions, and algebra.

These topics can be foreign and thus, challenging to many of my students. At the beginning of each unit and throughout, I emphasize the importance of the topics that we will cover as well as give them real-life examples of where they can find the topics in their lives currently as well as where they may find it in the future. Our school is located in an urban area of Wisconsin with a very diverse population of students. Twenty percent of my students are English Language Learners and 15% receive special education services.

My Project

I am requesting a subscription to Scholastic MATH magazine, a magazine specifically geared toward middle school students with the intention of making mathematical topics more relatable and meaningful for them. I am asking for highlighters, chart paper and chart markers, so that the students can engage in critical reading of the articles in the magazine and discuss with each other the key points. The chart paper and accessories will provide multiple activity opportunities including but not limited to: small group presentations, gallery walks, jigsaws, etc.

This project is so important because, as seventh graders, the students that I teach are beginning to need purpose and meaning in things that they do.

To see that Math is a "real life" thing and not just something they do at school, will be invaluable.

Mrs. Alexander (Duhr)
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Q. Scholastic MATH , Grades 6-9 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.25 10 $82.50
HIGHLIGHTER SCHOOL SMART YELLOW SET OF 20 • ABC School Supply, Inc $7.59 1 $7.59
HIGHLIGHTER SCHOOL SMART YELLOW SET OF 20 • ABC School Supply, Inc $7.59 1 $7.59
EASEL PAD 1'' CROSS-RLD 27X34 50-SHT/PD - SCHOOL SMART • ABC School Supply, Inc $11.39 2 $22.78
MARKER SHARPIE FLIP CHART ASST 8-COLOR SET OF 8 • ABC School Supply, Inc $7.50 4 $30.00

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