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Mrs. Krasofski from Barre VT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math And Literature: A Match Made In The Classroom

Help me give my students math and art books to enhance our middle school experience.

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Doing whatever it takes to ensure success for every child." That is our motto! We are a Title I school where our students come from diverse backgrounds. Our 900 + population receives free breakfast and lunch. Many of our students have experienced significant trauma in their lives and school is a safe space for many of them.

Our middle schoolers defy the odds with their bravery.

We hope to create a loving, caring, respectable learning environment by being sensitive to both their academic needs as well as their social and emotional needs.

My Project

What better way to help my middle school students see the importance of numbers in their daily lives than through literature. In fact, children's literature is the ideal vehicle to open the door to mathematics to build context and background knowledge.

"Reading books that weave mathematical ideas into engaging stories helps dispel the myth that math is dry, unimaginative, and inaccessible," Marilyn Burns.

Making sure math is not just "naked numbers" is imperative to understand real life implications. Children's books can not only generate interest in math but also provide contexts that help bring meaning to abstract concepts.

Faith Wallace, co-author of Teaching Math Through Reading states, “When math is integral to the story students can learn the concepts in a natural way, become inquisitive, engage in thoughtful conversation, and more." Making math real is the ultimate goal!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Physedgames Another 50: Even More Quality Primary Physical Education Games With Simple Ready-To-Use Instructions • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Tops Penpal Rubber Pen/Pencil Holder, 5/8 x 2 5/8 x 5/8 Inches, Assorted Colors, 8 Packs [Includes 8 Holders Only - Picture Show Assortment Of Colors] • Amazon Business $8.50 2 $17.00
Sew With Me: 60 Fun & Easy Projects to Make Your Own Fabulous Dxe9cor and Accessories • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Math Art and Drawing Games for Kids: 40+ Fun Art Projects to Build Amazing Math Skills • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
This is Not Another Maths Book: A smart art activity book • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pythagoras and the Ratios: A Math Adventure (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sir Cumference and the Fracton Faire • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
50 Pcs VSCO Vinyl Cute Cool Stickers for Hydro Flask, Water Bottle and Laptop - Suitable for Kids, Girls, Teens, Women (C1) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98

Materials cost

$108.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$139.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.65

Total project goal

$164.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.33

5 Donors

-$83.62

Donations toward project cost

-$77.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$5.67

match offer

-$72.62

Match offer toward project cost

-$61.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.89

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.09

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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