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Mrs. Falvo from Springfield MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Marvelous MATHatical Minds

Help me give my students math manipulatives that will engage and spark excitement for mathematical concepts.

  • $495 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in Springfield, MA. We have the most hard working students in the city. Our first-grade students are curious and love to learn new things. Our student population is more than 90% economically disadvantaged. Despite challenges that many may face, students greet each day ready to learn, grow and do their best! Our classroom is their safe and secure environment where self-esteem, respect and cultural diversity are appreciated. Nurturing, loving and teaching the entire child is our daily goal.

My Project

My students come to first grade with all different mathematical abilities. My goal is to develop a math class that meets students at their level and takes them as far as they can go.

First graders work best with hands-on experiences, allowing their number sense and skill level to grow.

We work in small groups using tens frames and lap boards to work through problems. This allows me to quickly and easily assess students progress.

While I am working with small groups of children, others are working independently on individual math skills that are needed. The puzzles and manipulative allow children to stay engaged while working.

Mrs. Falvo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LC676 - Magnetic Numbers & Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LC114 - Ten-Frames Magnetic Answer Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LL837 - Geometry Light-Up Activity Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 2 $59.98
LC471 - Jumbo Magnetic Ten-Frames - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 3 $59.97
DD267 - Snap & Slide Number Bonds - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
RR621 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Lapboard - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $6.99 5 $34.95
DD105 - Black Write & Wipe Markers - Thin-Line - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 8 $31.92
DD103 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - 4-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 4 $15.96
FF895 - Operations Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
JJ388 - Write & Wipe Student Number Lines - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$384.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$420.47

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.20

Total project goal

$494.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$494.67

1 Donor

-$494.67

Donations toward project cost

-$420.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.20

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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