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

Marvelous Mathematicians

My students need math manipulatives to help them have a concrete way to explore such abstract concepts. Included in this project are magnetic math boards, addition/subtraction flip books, counters, stamps, bingo, and more.

  • $872 goal

This project expired on July 12, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach at an inner city school. There are over 800 students in my elementary school. Most of the students come from a low socioeconomic status background. Eighty percent of my class speaks a language other than English (ELL). Many of the students have suffered some type of trauma in their lives. The students all receive free breakfast and lunch. A food pantry is run out of our school, with an average of 60 backpacks sent home a week. With all that said, most of the students come to school each day ready and eager to learn; to do what they can to change and make their lives, and futures, better.

My Project

The use of manipulatives in teaching math not only allows students to construct their own models for abstract mathematical ideas, but it also provides a common language with which to communicate these ideas to others. This is incredibly helpful for all students, but especially for English Language Learner students. These students often struggle and become frustrated with reading and writing the English language, but math is a time of day where they can feel successful. That is a joy for teachers to witness.

Building, creating, and doing are integral parts of the learning process, especially in mathematics.

The key concepts for First Graders are making tens, composing and decomposing numbers, place value, addition, and subtraction. Math manipulatives such as the roll and solve addition and subtraction centers, subtraction flip books, and decomposing numbers addition fluency puzzles will provide meaningful and engaging ways for my students to practice their addition and subtraction skills.

Ten frames are a useful visual for students when learning about number sense, as well as how to put numbers together to make ten. The ten frames decks of cards and ten frames giant dice will be a hands on way my students can explore these concepts. The same can be said for the place value magnetic frame and jumbo magnetic ten frames. Any big visual that is engaging and interactive will be crucial in helping my students to learn about and then demonstrate their knowledge of these concepts.

These mathematical manipulatives that I would like will be engaging and will thus increase both interest in and enjoyment of math. Hands on experiences keep kids focused and help to make the learning come together.

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

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE625X - Solve It! Magnetic Math Boards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $85.00 1 $85.00
PP754 - Stack & Build Addition/Subtraction Flip Books • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP676 - Visualize Place Value Magnetic Frame • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 2 $33.98
GG899 - Self-Inking Math Stamps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC676 - Magnetic Numbers & Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD468 - Visualize Math Write & Wipe Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC155X - Addition Strategies Bingo Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.50 1 $29.50
PP929 - Giant Magnetic Visual Models Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
HH967 - Pop & Add to 20 Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
DD179 - Giant Magnetic Dominoes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
DD144 - Ten-Frames Card Decks - Set of 8 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
RR740 - Giant Activity Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RA637 - Lakeshore Double Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
AA623 - Decomposing Numbers Addition Fluency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
GG832 - Giant Magnetic Write & Wipe Number Lines - Whole Numbers • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RR632 - Giant Ten-Frames Activity Dice • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LL658 - Giant Number Sense Stamp Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC471 - Jumbo Magnetic Ten-Frames - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE486 - Roll & Solve Addition Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE487 - Roll & Solve Subtraction Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE489 - Roll & Solve Place Value Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE991 - Visualize It! Part-Whole Addition and Subtraction Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
EE993 - Visualize It! Part-Whole Place Value Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LC770 - Math Manipulative Toolbox - K-Gr. 1 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
HH728 - Numbers to 100 Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LL567 - Sequencing Numbers 1-10 Puzzles - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DD908 - Pattern Blocks Activity Cards • 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
LA768VT - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pad - Purple • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99
LA768RD - Bright Giant Washable Color Ink Pad - Red • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$700.21

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$740.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.71

Total project goal

$871.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$871.42

1 Donor

-$871.42

Donations toward project cost

-$740.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$130.71

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$0.00

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