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Mr. Valerio from Brooklyn NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Sense of Fractions

Help me give my students the right tools to become acquainted with fractions.

  • $1,127 goal

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My Students

My 3rd-grade students love math. They're eager to learn new mathematical concepts. This year for the very first time they'll be exposed to fractions. They will need a lot of different types of sets of manipulatives to help them grasp the concepts related to fractions.

This is an ICT class with a very diverse and unique body of students.

There are several ELL students and some students with disabilities. Last year, our school data shows that fractions posed a certain challenge for our school population. I need my class to be exposed to fractions by using hands-on manipulatives that will help them grasp their mathematical concepts in a rigorous and exciting manner.

My Project

"Hands-On Fraction Tiles" will help my students visualize fractions and to further understand them. Students will move from the concrete to a more abstract level of understanding when it comes to comparing and contrasting fractions by using "Comparing Fractions Flip Book". Manipulatives are great visual tools that foster the learning of challenging concepts. At the same time, they can have fun exploring the world of fractions by using "Fractions Equivalency Puzzles."

This is the first year that my third grade students are learning about fractions.

It is my mission to make learning fractions an exciting and rewarding learning experience. Research has shown that the use of manipulatives help improve students' understanding of mathematical concepts.

The materials I request in this project will make a significant difference in my students' journey into fractions because learning with manipulatives will maximize their understanding of difficult mathematical concepts.

Mr. Valerio
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BF191X - Hands-On Fraction Tiles - 10 Sets • Lakeshore Learning Materials $99.50 1 $99.50
GG583 - Fractions & Decimals Hands-On Teaching Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
GG904 - Fractions Hands-On Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
PP866 - Comparing Fractions Flip Books - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 2 $79.98
TE433 - Fraction Fun Flash Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 8 $63.92
PP863 - Fraction Number Lines Write & Wipe Boards - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LL970 - Fraction Multipliers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
FF901 - Fractions Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 4 $51.96
DD150X - Magnetic Math Manipulatives Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
EE922 - Giant Magnetic Fraction Circles & Bars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD115 - Math Talk Magnetic Fraction Center - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PH345 - 18" x 24" Magnetic Write & Wipe Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
RA302 - Fraction Circles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT683 - Solve, Flip & Check Fractions Cards - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL983 - Fractions, Decimals & Percents Circles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD103 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - 4-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 6 $23.94
DE195 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.79 2 $19.58
DD133 - Magnetic Fraction Circles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99
GG584 - Fractions & Decimals Extra Student Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98
GG847 - Fractions Extra Student Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 2 $9.98

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