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Mrs. V. from East Elmhurst NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math in the Real World

My students need Scholastic Math magazines to read about how what they are learning in the classroom relates to the real world around them.

  • $360 goal

This project expired on January 29, 2016.

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My Students

I am going on my 9th year of teaching Math, and boy do I love it! Each year, I try to add new things to spice up my classroom environment. This year one of my goals is to foster more student engagement and discussion. I am always looking for new ways to keep my students interested and engage them

Every year, my students will struggle with participation and they lack the skills needed to hold a professional conversation.

They are so fearful of being wrong, that they do not want to discuss what's going on in the classroom. My students are capable of holding conversations, but they need to be stimulated by something new. They need something to talk about, that does’t involve Facebook or hash tags. To accomplish this goal, I’d like to stimulate those engaging conversations with reading more about how math is found in the “real-world”. My students need to see that Math is all around them. They need to read about real-world math that will bring our curriculum to life. To do this, we will need a one year subscription (10 issues) to Scholastic Math magazine. These magazines are filled with thought-provoking nonfiction articles that make a connection between math and extraordinary news stories from around the world.

My Project

I think this will make a tremendous difference in the level of engagement in the classroom because it will bring something different to their desks. The scholastic issues will also promote cross-curricular connections (ELA in particular), and allow for use with technology. I hope that once my students become engaged in reading these articles, they will be able to use technology to enhance the lessons created with the use of the articles.

My students will gain a better understanding of the world of math around them by reading articles and learning how math is really used around them.

Most of my students don't know what they want to be when they grow up. This is a great way to start learning about different careers!

Mrs. V.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Scholastic MATH, Grades 6 - 9 (min. 10 subscriptions per order) - 10 / Min. 10 Subscriptions / Grades 6–9 • Scholastic Classroom Magazines $8.25 30 $247.50

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