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Mrs. Grimmond from Omaha NE is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math: As easy as A, B, C

My students need math themed children's literature to read during math rotations.

  • $202 goal

This project expired on March 23, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Why do we need to know fractions? Why are decimals so important? Who needs multiplication and division? Connecting math to real world situations is a great way to motivate students to learn. Good literature is a fantastic way to show rather than tell them why math is important in our daily lives!

I teach fourth grade in a small mid-city school.

We have approximately 275 students ranging in age from Kindergarten to Sixth Grade. We have about 30 hearing impaired students most of whom mainstream into the regular classrooms during at least part of the day. We serve a variety of ethnic backgrounds and many of these students come to us speaking little or no English. Our district provides free breakfast for all students and about half the students receive free and reduced lunch. Our staff is committed to the success of EVERY student in our building.

My Project

My fourth graders are working at many different math levels. Currently, I teach a whole group lesson, give the kids an assignment and then walk around answering questions and re-explaining the concept. This math themed literature will give me the opportunity to offer math rotations similar to our reading rotations. While I am working with a small group, students can visit the Math Literature station and read about concepts we've been studying. They will evaluate the book by writing about the concept they've read about. They will also write their own story problems!

By funding this project, my fourth graders will spend more time fully engaged in math concepts.

They will have the tools necessary to relate math concepts to the real life situations!

Mrs. Grimmond
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Full House: An Invitation to Fractions Dayle Ann Dodds, Abby Carter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Counting on Frank Rod Clement, Rod Clement (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $21.60 1 $21.60
A Remainder of One Elinor J Pinczes, Bonnie MacKain (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream: A Mathematical Story Cindy Neuschwander, Marilyn Burns, Rosanne Litzinger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.59 1 $11.59
Principal's New Clothes Calmenson, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Important Book Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
How Big Is a Foot? Rolf Myller, Susan McCrath • Barnes and Noble $3.84 1 $3.84
G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book David M. Schwartz, Marissa Moss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.93 1 $10.93
Once upon a Dime: A Math Adventure Nancy Kelly Allen, Adam Doyle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry Cindy Neuschwander, Bryan Langdo (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
A Grain of Rice Helena Clare Pittman, Helena Clare Pittman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Stacks of Trouble (Math Matters Series) Martha F. Brenner, Liza Woodruff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.08 1 $5.08
17 Kings and 42 Elephants: Margaret Mahy Margaret Mahy, Patricia MacCarthy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.79 1 $13.79
Can You Count to a Googol? Robert E. Wells • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Chickens on the Move Pam Pollack, Pamela Pollack • Barnes and Noble $4.22 1 $4.22
Racing Around Great Source, Mike Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.82 1 $4.82
Divide and Ride (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, George Ulrich (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12

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