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Dr. Yeaton from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Backpacks: Bridging the Gap Between School and Home

Help me give my students 6 backpacks filled with engaging math materials, such as Fraction Matchin, Sumoku, Math Dice, math card games and math mysteries.

  • $421 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What if a backpack could improve a child's understanding of math? What if children could bring home an opportunity to increase their math skills and also have fun learning with their families?

I teach 30 students in an urban public school.

They come from many neighborhoods and have varying levels of resources available to them at home. They are incredibly curious and love playing games. My students go home every night and share their excitement about the new topics they are learning with their families. They know that practice helps their brains grow and work very hard every day to become better mathematicians.

My Project

My students need 6 backpacks filled with engaging math materials, such as Fraction Matchin, Sumoku, Math Dice, math card games and math mysteries. I want to compile six rotating math backpacks. Each backpack will be filled with an engaging math book, at least one math game, a notebook, and a folder.

Students will take turns bringing home one math backpack for a week at a time.

Once at home, the students will play the games included in the backpack, read the book with a family member, and create a math problem for the next person who gets the backpack to solve. Parents will also have a chance to fill out an evaluation about the contents of the backpack and how they used them with their child. The backpacks will have themes of fractions, multiplication, division, geometry, problem solving, and general math skills.

This project will give parents and children an engaging way to learn math together.

Students will get a chance to apply what they have learned in school to fun activities at home. Without these materials, my students will miss out on an opportunity to improve their math skills on their way to becoming better mathematicians.

Dr. Yeaton
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Roaring Spring Composition Notebook, 9.75" x 7.5", Wide Ruled, 100 Sheets, Marble Black (77230) • Quill.com $3.65 6 $21.90
eeBoo Time Telling Game • Amazon Business $20.95 1 $20.95
Learning Resources Pizza Fraction Fun Game, 13 Fraction Pizzas, 16 Piece Game, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Quill Brand 2-Pocket With Fastener Folders Assorted • Quill.com $17.84 1 $17.84
Educational Insights Fraction Formula Game • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Sumoku • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Learning Resources Money Bags Coin Value Game, Money Recognition, Counting Game, Ages 7+ • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
ThinkFun Shape by Shape Creative Pattern Logic Game For Age 8 to Adult - Learn Logical Reasoning Skills Through Fun Gameplay • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Black, Large • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Ideal School Supply Pizza To Go Educational Board Game • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Navy/Khaki, Large • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Navy, Large • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Hot Pink/Black, Large • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Royal Blue/Black, Large • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Everest Luggage Backpack with Front and Side Pockets, Burgundy/Beige, Large • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Brybelly Farkle: The Classic Family Dice Game | Set Includes Dice Cup, Set of 6 Green Dice, 25 Scorecards, and Storage Box • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Learning Resources Snap It Up! Math: Add/Sub Card Game, 90 Cards, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Learning Resources Snap It Up! Multiplication Card Game • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
ThinkFun Math Dice Junior Game for Boys and Girls Age 6 and Up - Teachers Favorite and Toy of the Year Nominee • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Fishy Fountain: A Mystery with Multiplication and Division (Manga Math Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Kung Fu Puzzle: A Mystery with Time and Temperature (Manga Math Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Hundred-Dollar Robber: A Mystery with Money (Manga Math Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Ancient Formula: A Mystery with Fractions (Manga Math Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Lost Key: A Mystery with Whole Numbers (Manga Math Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Secret Ghost: A Mystery with Distance and Measurement (Manga Math Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Book Bandit: A Mystery with Geometry (Manga Math Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Runaway Puppy: A Mystery with Probability (Manga Math Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
School Zone - Math War Multiplication Game Cards - Ages 8 and Up, Grades 3 to 5, Math Games, Beginning Algebra, Multiplication Facts & Tables, and More • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

Materials cost

$322.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$357.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.10

Total project goal

$420.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$420.69

7 Donors

-$210.45

Donations toward project cost

-$180.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.07

Matching donations from our partners

-$208.49

Match offers toward project cost

-$177.22

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.27

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.76

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$0.00

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