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Ms. Martineau from Dallas TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math for the Culture

Help me give my students a space where students are the center of their learning.

  • 5 donors
  • $721 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Nelson Mandela once stated, “education is the most powerful weapon which can change the world”. My goal is to create a classroom where my students receive the tools to change the world. I will educate 75-100 students; in which all come from low-income families, half of them are English-Language-Learners or have been placed in SPED classes.

My mission is to strive to find the leader in all students.

Every child has capabilities, talents, and strengths; sometimes, all it takes is exposure or motivation. That exposure and motivation will come from creating a classroom environment that makes them feel valued and respected; while being the center of their learning.

My students define "beating the odds", although they come from low income communities they still continue to work hard in school especially during a pandemic year. My students have displayed GRIT and Dedication to being successful. Nonetheless, they have big dreams! They dream of graduating and reaching their full potential. With your help, we can acquire the tools and skills to reach those goals

My Project

The materials listed will help create a classroom where students can rethink mathematics by connecting their culture and their interests. Future Lessons will include the following: student-centered learning, projects, games, stations, anchor charts etc.

The materials will create an exploratory classroom where students will use critical thinking skills to solve questions related to Pythagorean theorem, surface area, and volume, conducting surveys to create trend lines, and creating a real-world budget to support financial literacy.

The snacks on my list would help my students that are often hungry before and after lunch. The markers, colored pencils, and constructions paper would allow my students to create projects to show their mastery of the 8th-grade math materials. The measuring tape and rulers will be used in exploratory lessons to determine the Pythagorean Theorem and surface area. All of the materials would be used to create an environment where students are the center of their learning

My student's outcome will be to connect their culture and interest into learning and understanding of 8th-grade math. The outcome goal is not just to increase their academic skills but their social and emotional skills; which will equip them with lifelong skills perfect for adulthood.

Help give these brilliant students the tools to be successful!

Ms. Martineau
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Avery Economy 1" 3-Ring View Binders, White, 12/Carton (05711-CT) • $62.09 2 $124.18
Stanley 12 ft. Tape Measure, Polymer (30-485) • $12.99 5 $64.95
Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, Letter Size, 200 Pouches (TP3854-200) • $46.79 1 $46.79
9 x 12" Reusable Dry Erase Pockets Prime Colors, 25/pack • $35.09 1 $35.09
Frito Lay Variety Pack, Variety Mix, 30 Bags/Case (220-00404) • $29.99 1 $29.99
Nabisco Cookie Variety Pack, 60 Count (220-00729) • $26.99 1 $26.99
Velcro Brand 3/4" x 5' Sticky Back Hook & Loop Fastener Roll, White (90087) • $12.14 2 $24.28
Elmer's School Glue Sticks, 0.24 oz., 30/Pack (E555) • $20.33 1 $20.33
Sharpie Flip Chart Permanent Marker, Bullet Tip, Assorted, 8/Pack (22480) • $9.71 2 $19.42
Astrobrights Double Color 3 Cardstock Paper, 70 lbs, 8.5" x 11", Assorted Colors, 80/Pack (91668) • $9.26 2 $18.52
Staples 12" Wooden Imperial/Metric Ruler (51891) • $1.43 12 $17.16
Charles Leonard 1 1/4" Magnetic Spring Clip, 24/Box (CHL68512) • $15.29 1 $15.29
Domtar 8.5" x 11" Color Printer Paper, 24 lbs., 625 Sheets/Ream (4045) • $13.31 1 $13.31
Crayola Markers, Assorted Colors, 12/Box (58-7750) • $4.13 3 $12.39
Iris Small 3 Drawers Desktop Storage, Black (150163) • $12.14 1 $12.14
Sharpie Permanent Marker, Fine Tip, Assorted, Dozen (30075) • $11.24 1 $11.24
Art1st Parchment Tracing Paper, 9 x 12, White, 50 Sheets • $3.59 3 $10.77
Teacher Created Resources Shabby Chic 5" Sassy Font Text Letters, 238/Pack • $10.43 1 $10.43
Baumgartens Suspended Ceiling Hooks, White, Holds 30 Lbs., 2"L, 2/Pk • $1.99 5 $9.95
Teacher Created Resources 6" Accents, Sports Balls, 30/Pack • $9.53 1 $9.53
Teacher Created Resources Change Your Mindset Mini Bulletin Board Set, 47/Set (TCR8883) • $8.99 1 $8.99
Responsibility ARGUS Poster • $7.46 1 $7.46
Sargent Art Colored Pencils, Assorted Colors, 12/Pack (SAR227212) • $2.24 3 $6.72
Sharpie Permanent Marker, Fine Tip, Assorted Metallic, 3/Pack (1823815) • $6.29 1 $6.29
Quill Brand 9" x 12" Construction Paper, Assorted, 200 Sheets/Pack (790858) • $5.93 1 $5.93
Sharpie Permanent Marker, Chisel Tip, Assorted, 4/Set (38254) • $5.39 1 $5.39

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