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Ms. Kerr from Placentia CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Math Motivating with Hands-On Materials

My students need hands-on math materials that cover the state standards for fractions, decimals, multiplication, division, volume, and measurement.

  • $192 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach 5th grade at a Title I, public elementary school in Orange County. I have 35 amazing, curious learners in my room. Unfortunately, most of my class is below grade level in both reading and math.

Poverty is an issue that many of my students face - over 90% of the students at my school receive free lunch and many are homeless.

While my students' parents have the desire to contribute to my class and want what's best for their child, they are financially unable to help me.

My Project

5th grade math is not the easiest subject to teach or to learn. Many concepts are abstract and hard for 10 and 11-year-olds to comprehend. My school has some of the lowest state math test scores in our entire district. Having hands-on math manipulative would help my struggling learners.

Having items to touch would really make the learning come alive in my classroom and help reinforce what I already teach.

These discovery kits cover the main topics taught in 5th grade: fractions, decimals, volume, multiplication, division, and measurement. I would use these kits to have students work in small groups on a particular concept.

Ms. Kerr
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA529 - Linking Cubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP409 - Multiplication & Division Discovery Can - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP413 - Fractions Discovery Can - Level 1 - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP414 - Decimals Discovery Can - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP415 - Measurement Conversion Discovery Can - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
PP416 - Volume Discovery Can - Gr. 4-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$119.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.71

Total project goal

$191.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.42

3 Donors

-$182.60

Donations toward project cost

-$162.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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