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Ms. Saumell from Miami Beach FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Markers Down. Raise Your Paddles 3-2-1 NOW!

Help me give my students dry erase paddles covered in squares - just like graph paper - and dry erase markers and cloths with which to plot / erase graphs.

  • $358 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach math to approximately 100 sixth-grade students at a K-8 center in South Florida. Most of my students come from low-income households and speak a language other than English at home. Do you remember, when you were beginning middle school, that a lot of your Math lessons were about x and y graphs? You learned how to plot different co-ordinates. Gradually, the graphs that you made became more and more complex. You might remember drawing a graph on the board to show your answer to a Math puzzle.

The dry erase paddles should liven up graphing classes: instead of one student plodding up to the board to share their answer, each student can plot a graph on their paddle and then instantly share their work with group members / with the whole class.

My Project

You can imagine how this resource will liven up graphing class. Anything hands-on increases student interest. Kids will be able to compare their work more easily. We can also have fun, inter-group competitions. Think of me saying "Everyone share their answer to this question....put your markers down and raise your paddles 3-2-1...NOW!". Additionally, the paddles can be used to teach other subjects besides graphing because while one side of the paddle is marked like graphing paper, the other side is blank. These paddles, dry erase markers, and cloths are simple but very effective resources that my Math classes will use again and again. Please help us purchase them!

Ms. Saumell
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DRY ERASE ANSWER PADDLE GRAPH/PLAIN TWO SIDED PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $37.86 3 $113.58
DRY ERASE CLOTH SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.62 35 $91.70
MARKER DRY ERASE PEN SCHOOL SMART BLACK PACK OF 48 • School Specialty $25.91 1 $25.91
MARKER DRY ERASE PEN SCHOOL SMART RED PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $7.09 1 $7.09
MARKER DRY ERASE PEN SCHOOL SMART GREEN PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $7.09 1 $7.09

Materials cost

$245.37

Vendor shipping charges

$24.54

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$303.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.57

Total project goal

$357.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$357.16

2 Donors

-$191.08

Donations toward project cost

-$162.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.66

match offer

-$166.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$141.17

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.91

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$0.00

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