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Ms. Griffin from Memphis TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math in the Real World

Help me give my students books to visualize and understand real world math examples.

  • $673 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the epitome of triumph and resilience. With poverty and gun violence plaguing our community, students still enter the building every day eager to learn and willing to make a positive impact on our school.

My students ask many questions about math and science and draw real world connections to their life experiences.

I want to continue to foster their inquisitiveness and excitement by allowing them to work collaboratively to solve performance tasks. Performance tasks increase the rigor of our classroom by allowing students to think critically and creatively, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively.

My Project

Students often have trouble making connections between the content they are learning in their math classes and the world around them. To promote these connections, I am asking for books that allow students to see math's relevance. For example, in the book "One Grain Of Rice" students will see how exponential growth allows a community to eat. Students can then show exponential growth on the graphing boards. We can connect the idea of exponential growth to saving and investing. "The Doorbell Rang" will also help students make connections between division and the real world.

Ms. Griffin
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 900 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MathStart by Stuart Murphy: Grades K-1 (6 Books) • AKJ Education $29.78 1 $29.78
Zero the Hero • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
Time (5 Books) • AKJ Education $27.40 1 $27.40
Liquid Measurement Set • AKJ Education $25.54 1 $25.54
I See a Pattern Here • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
100 Bugs! • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
If You Were a Quadrilateral • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
3x4 • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Growing Money • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
All About Area • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
From One to One Hundred • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Measuring Penny • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
2 X 2 = Boo • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Great Estimations • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Clocks And More Clocks • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
At School: Nonstandard Measurement • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Perimeter, Area, and Volume • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Fraction Fun • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Caps for Sale • AKJ Education $6.27 1 $6.27
A-B-A-B-A • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Inchworm and A Half • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Millions to Measure • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
7 x 9 = Trouble! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Mission of Addition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Much Is a Million? 20th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fraction Action • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
When a Line Bends . . . A Shape Begins • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Seeing Symmetry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Chair for My Mother: 25th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The History of Money • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ten Black Dots • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Each Orange Had 8 Slices • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall Is 1000? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Action of Subtraction • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Roll Over! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ten, Nine, Eight • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
If You Were a Polygon • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Fractions in Disguise • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were a Minute • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
What's Your Angle, Pythagoras? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were a Fraction • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Coin Counting Book • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were a Plus Sign • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were a Times Sign • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Candy Corn Contest • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom!: Patterns • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Betcha! Estimating • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Sluggers' Car Wash Dollars and Cents • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
More or Less Comparing Numbers • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
100 Days of Cool Numbers 1-100 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Pair of Socks: Matching • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Greedy Triangle • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Seven Chinese Sisters • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Give Me Half!:Understanding Halves • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do! Multiplying • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Earth Day--Hooray! Place Value • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Jack the Builder • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Rounding • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Counting in the City • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
Hours • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
How Big Is a Foot? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes: Three Dimensional Shapes • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Divide and Ride Dividing • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
3 Little Firefighters: Sorting • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Bigger, Better, Best! Area • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Working With Numbers in the News • AKJ Education $3.67 1 $3.67
Using Division at Sports Camp • AKJ Education $3.67 1 $3.67
Money • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
What Time Is It? • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
We Can Make Graphs • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Let's Sort • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Tiling With Shapes • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

Materials cost

$528.09

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$572.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.94

Total project goal

$672.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$672.95

5 Donors

-$543.63

Donations toward project cost

-$462.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.54

match offer

-$129.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$109.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.40

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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