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  • $253 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Sears
Grades 3-5
  • 46 donors
  • $0 still needed

Mastering Math!

My students need math manipulatives such as base 10 blocks, fraction tiles and place value disks to help bring math to life for them.

My Students

"Math may not teach us how to add love or subtract hate but it gives us hope that every problem has a solution." Some of my students have lost that hope because they can't see math in action in order to make meaning of it.

My 3rd grade students live in a rural area with a low socio-economic status.

For most of my students, both parents are working outside of the home. The school that they attend is a K-8 school with approximately 2,000 students. My students enjoy math and have very curious minds.

My Project

My students are struggling with number sense. They can't see a number in their head. I believe that they would benefit from math manipulatives that allow them to see a number in a more concrete way. I would use base ten blocks, place value chips and fraction cubes in my math small groups. Students would be able to to build a number to help make sense of the math problem. This will make math so much more meaningful than any worksheet I can give them.

Having number sense is an essential skill for all students of mathematics.

I want my students to see math all around them. This will motivate them to persevere in their computation of challenging math problems. Math manipulatives are essential to developing number sense. Building numbers, makes math real. I hope that it will restore the hope for my students that every problem has a solution!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) • Amazon $18.95 3 $56.85
Learning Resources Rainbow Fraction Tiles with Tray • Amazon $11.99 3 $35.97
Learning Resources Plastic Base Ten Starter Kit (LER0930) • Amazon $29.38 1 $29.38
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Base Ten Set • Amazon $27.41 1 $27.41
Learning Resources Magnetic Pizza Fractions • Amazon $20.29 1 $20.29

Materials cost

$169.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.15

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$214.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.87

Total project goal

$252.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$252.47

45 Donors

-$230.29

Donations toward project cost

-$198.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.84

match offer

-$19.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$16.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$2.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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46 donors46 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 36 students.

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