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Mr. Brown from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Books for Real World Connections

Help me give my students a math library! They work so hard and need a little cross-curricular boost!

  • $235 goal

This project expired on February 1, 2020.

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My Students

My students love to study, but get a little restless! Many are told to trust our rigorous, beautiful little Public Charter School, and the 'unreasonable' emphasis we put on STEM learning. And they do! and they struggle with the amount of expectation that is put on them, as they classify themselves as outsiders, to a learning culture that is so positive.

As much as they are feeling the STEM curriculum, I feel like we are still missing that option for quiet time when needed.

That is where a math library could be a great addition to the classroom. There are so many accessible math readers but unfortunately checking a few out at the library is both time-consuming and has limiting in options . I would like to shelve a bundle or two math books that have been proven entertaining and meaningful. Thank you.

My Project

Students hear me over and over and over talk about the content inside these books but don't just take my word for it! In these books, are hundreds of pages that students who are highly literate in STEM classes, still have a disconnect to how math and literacy are connected in the real world. These books have been hand-picked because of their engrossing content and amazing connections.

During our small groups, students might finish early or need some quiet time for themselves.

This small library will give them great escape while keeping them mathematically oriented. They will experience mathematical concepts within the pages of these gems, enhancing real-world applications and sparking creativity.

Mr. Brown
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Number Devil (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $16.06 1 $16.06
The Young Investor • AKJ Education $13.46 1 $13.46
Delightful Decimals and Perfect Percents • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Math Chef • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math! • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Using Math in Construction • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Using Math in Sports • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Using Math in Cooking • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Using Math in Finance • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Using Math in Fashion • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Growing Money • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Ratios and Rates Reasoning • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Great Estimations • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
CSI • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Mummy Math • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Just the Right Size • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Great Trouble • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Runaway Puppy • AKJ Education $5.56 1 $5.56
Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Manga Math Mysteries 2 The Hundred-Dollar Robber • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07

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