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Mrs. Reit from Dorris CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Many Marvelous Math Manipulatives!

Help me give my students materials, such as the magnetic fraction strips to make learning fourth-grade math concepts fun and engaging!

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My Students

I work in a rural area on the border between California and Oregon. Many of the families in this community work in the agricultural field. The main farming industries are strawberries, alfalfa, and cattle. In grades kindergarten through eighth, there are approximately 203 students. The percentage of free or reduced-price lunch is approximately 77 percent and 24 percent of the students are ELL.

My students struggle with meeting the common core state standards in math.

One of the best ways to get my students to connect to math curriculum is through using hands-on math materials.

My Project

My math curriculum expects students to be at grade level when entering the fourth grade. Sadly, this is not the case for most of my students. Two of the core fourth-grade concepts my students struggle with are place value and fractions. My students are not making progress with these two concepts using just the worksheets found in their math books.

Hands-on materials like fraction strips, place value disks, and math games would help to make learning more concrete and fun for my students.

Students would be able to build and show exactly how many tens are in a thousand or how many twelfths it would take to make a fourth. In order to provide these experiences, I need hands-on supplies so my students can build their number sense. Your support would help me to develop a stronger foundation for my students. This foundation would help students to be more successful, which in turn would create a greater self-efficacy towards math in the future.

Mrs. Reit
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind Plastic, Rainbow, Fraction Circles, Bulk Math Manipulative Kit for the Classroom (15 Sets of 51 Tiles) • Amazon Business $63.85 2 $127.70
hand2mind Plastic Rainbow Fraction and Decimal Tiles, Bulk Math Manipulative Kit for the Classroom (15 Sets of 51 Tiles) • Amazon Business $67.95 1 $67.95
Dowling Magnets DO-732162BN Magnet Math Magnetic Place Value Disks & Headings, Grades 3-6, 2 Sets • Amazon Business $31.98 2 $63.96
EE922 - Giant Magnetic Fraction Circles & Bars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection, and More • Amazon Business $49.78 1 $49.78
Math Games for Number and Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Games to Support Independent Practice in Math Workshops and More, Grades K-5 • Amazon Business $27.79 1 $27.79

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