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Mr. Ohl from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math by Any Means

The cost of 44 books, including Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner, Anno's Magic Seeds, The King's Chessboard, Esio Trot, and Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? is $745, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $725 goal

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I teach 6th grade mathematics at MS 223, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology. We are a new school that opened in the worst school in NYC. A telling sign of the povery our students face is the fact that over 95% of our kids qualify for free lunches from the federal government. Most of our students are far below grade level in math. In an age where education has become essential to find a job, our students are being excluded from economic opportunity because of where they were born. I am fighting to give them the education they deserve. One major barrier to this is the lack of resources. Our school does not have enough classrooms, making a library out of the question. On top of that our budget for books is extremely limited. My kids need books that teach them about math and how math is everywhere. It is my goal to show them how pervasive mathematics truly are, how useful math can be in daily life, and how important math can be to their future success. Please fund this grant and help make math real for my students. You have the opportunity to change their lives by giving them a fighting chance. Thank you for believing in them.

Mr. Ohl
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 55 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure • Amazon.com $28.05 1 $28.05
Math Trek : Adventures in the Math Zone • Amazon.com $22.20 1 $22.20
United We Solve: 116 Math Problems for Groups, Grades 5-10 • Amazon.com $21.25 1 $21.25
ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN • Nasco $20.65 1 $20.65
Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications : Ready-to-Use Lessons and Materials for Grades 6 • Amazon.com $18.87 1 $18.87
Painless Fractions (Barron's Painless Series) • Amazon.com $17.60 1 $17.60
Painless Math Word Problems (Painless...(Sagebrush) • Amazon.com $17.60 1 $17.60
Painless Algebra (Barron's Painless Series) • Amazon.com $17.60 1 $17.60
Get It Together: Math Problems for Groups Grades 4-12 • Amazon.com $16.96 1 $16.96
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland: A Math Adventure • Amazon.com $16.40 1 $16.40
Each Orange Had 8 Slices • Teacher's School Supply $15.95 1 $15.95
What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah? • Amazon.com $15.25 1 $15.25
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone: A Math Adventure • Amazon.com $14.41 1 $14.41
COUNTING ON FRANK BOOK • Nasco $14.35 1 $14.35
Jim and the Beanstalk • Amazon.com $14.30 1 $14.30
JUMANJI-BK • Nasco $14.26 1 $14.26
Twizzlers Percentages Book • Amazon.com $14.25 1 $14.25
A REMAINDER OF ONE BOOK • Nasco $12.60 1 $12.60
Math Appeal (Mind-Stretching Math Riddles) • Amazon.com $11.53 1 $11.53
Math Games for Middle School: Challenges and Skill-Builders for Students at Every Level • Amazon.com $11.53 1 $11.53
The Best Of Times • Amazon.com $11.53 1 $11.53
More M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies Math • Amazon.com $11.53 1 $11.53
The Grapes of Math: Mind Stretching Math Riddles • Amazon.com $11.53 1 $11.53
Math-Terpieces: The Art of Problem-Solving • Amazon.com $11.53 1 $11.53
The Man Who Counted: A Collection of Mathematical Adventures • Amazon.com $10.85 1 $10.85
Riddle-Iculous Math • Amazon.com $10.85 1 $10.85
Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar Fractions Book • Amazon.com $10.58 1 $10.58
A Million Fish...: More or Less • Amazon.com $10.40 1 $10.40
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure • Amazon.com $10.37 1 $10.37
40 Fabulous Math Mysteries Kids Can't Resist • Amazon.com $9.71 1 $9.71
225 Fantastic Facts Math Word Problems • Amazon.com $8.76 1 $8.76
The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat • Amazon.com $8.21 1 $8.21
5-Minute Math Problem of the Day • Amazon.com $8.21 1 $8.21
Fractals, Googols and Other Mathematical Tales • Amazon.com $8.21 1 $8.21
Anno's Magic Seeds • Amazon.com $7.19 1 $7.19
The King's Chessboard • Amazon.com $6.29 1 $6.29
How Do You Lift a Lion? • Amazon.com $6.26 1 $6.26
What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew? • Amazon.com $6.26 1 $6.26
Two Ways to Count To Ten • Amazon.com $6.26 1 $6.26
Can You Count to a Googol? • Amazon.com $6.26 1 $6.26
Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? • Amazon.com $6.26 1 $6.26
Annabelle Swift, Kindergartner • Amazon.com $5.95 1 $5.95
GRANDFATHER TANGS STORY • Nasco $5.80 1 $5.80
Esio Trot • Amazon.com $5.39 1 $5.39

Materials cost

$539.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$594.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.39

Total project goal

$724.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$724.39

1 Donor

-$683.10

Donations toward project cost

-$594.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.10

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$41.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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