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  • $224 goal

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Mr. Sherman
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Math and Science Inspirational Library

My students need a library of books that are aimed at encouraging their excitement for Math and Science.

My Students

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss. Math and Science books are usually for presenting information. I want my kids to discover books that not only educate them, but inspire them with the beauty of the world.

I work in a fantastic middle school in Colorado where students are eager to explore the world around them.

However, though their minds are hungry to grow, the tools available to them are limited. Over 85% of the school's population is on Free and Reduced Lunch and 55% of our students are learning English as their second language. The more opportunities they get to read academic and recreational material, the better they develop their mastery language. Even those who aren't ELLs benefit from the chance to read for fun.

My Project

I've decided to build a small library of books in my classroom to encourage students to read more about Math and Science. The books I've chosen aren't as focused on learning how to do Math and Science, but where these subjects appear in the real world. They are meant to excite and inspire students. Some books tell about the math and science found in music, or the science used by Ancient Egyptians. I've chosen books that take material that I teach about outer space and the cosmos and go into further depth for those students who want to know more. Students can also read about the history of mathematicians and scientists and see how they used their knowledge to discover extraordinary things. Though most of the class time is filled with hands on practice and exploration in Math and Science, there are occasions when a student excels in an activity and is ready to move on. These students should have the resources to continue their learning.

By donating to my project you will be helping change my student's perspective on reading math and science materials.

Through these books, we can grow more inspired and literate mathematicians and scientists. Thank you for your support!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Science Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained) • Amazon $18.32 1 $18.32
Space Encyclopedia: A Tour of Our Solar System and Beyond (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon $18.27 1 $18.27
Sciencia: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Astronomy for All (Wooden Books) • Amazon $15.83 1 $15.83
Utterly Amazing Science • Amazon $14.39 1 $14.39
A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can Find Them in the Sky • Amazon $12.52 1 $12.52
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon $11.27 1 $11.27
Ruler and Compass: Practical Geometric Constructions (Wooden Books) • Amazon $10.78 1 $10.78
Q.E.D.: Beauty in Mathematical Proof (Wooden Books) • Amazon $10.41 1 $10.41
The Golden Section: Nature's Greatest Secret (Wooden Books) • Amazon $10.27 1 $10.27
The Elements of Music: Melody, Rhythm, and Harmony (Wooden Books) • Amazon $9.54 1 $9.54
Perspective and Other Optical Illusions (Wooden Books) • Amazon $8.97 1 $8.97
Science in Ancient Egypt (Science of the Past) • Amazon $7.31 1 $7.31

Materials cost

$147.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$189.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.45

Total project goal

$223.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$223.01

5 Donors

-$174.48

Donations toward project cost

-$151.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.17

match offer

-$45.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$38.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$6.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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