I teach 8th grade algebra, with a special education focus for 2 out of 4 class periods, in a high-need, public school.
My math scholars burst through the door, day after day, with unbelievable energy; putting their fears and hesitations aside. They dive into their work head first, and tackle problems with much tenacity. Despite their ambition and determination, my eighth graders entered my classroom far behind their peers. My eighth graders enter the classroom, with specific learning disabilities, unable to see math the way you or I might. Yet my eighth graders enter the classroom ready to learn. We have already come a long way, with upwards of 20% of growth on average with my students. There is still work to be done though, and with the end of the year coming so soon, I want to make sure my eighth graders will be successful and ready for a rigorous high school experience. Remediation work is not inherently fun- but with different approaches and games, my eighth graders can surpass their peers. Some ask how you can teach math logic, I found logic puzzles. How can you remediate multiplication and division skills at the 8th grade level? Multi-sided dice games. Making learning fun and memorable while setting my students up for success is my number one goal.
I have asked for various math games, math logic puzzles, and math manipulatives to utilize in my classroom. These resources will challenge my students and make learning fun at the same time. My students will benefit from these resources because they will help fill the gaps in their learning and solidify the algebra foundation that they have received in the eighth grade. A solid foundation is key to success in later grades; games, puzzles, and manipulatives will reteach skills in a different way and create memorable learning experiences for my students. The resources appeal to a variety of learning modalities to truly challenge and engage students on all levels. I am asking for math games (Equate, 24, Blokus, and Calculator Bingo) to reinforce the ideas we have learned in the classroom in a different light. Logic puzzles (Math Perplexors) help develop critical thinking skills necessary to tackle different facets of math. Manipulatives (various dice) help present material and instruction in a hands-on and memorable fashion. My students have an incredible range in ability, from fourth grade to past eighth grade and these resources help to develop and strengthen skills in each student.
Your help will ensure that my students continue to grow and surpass expectations previously set for them. You will make it possible for my students to feel successful within the math classroom; something many of them have not felt before this year. Your donation will create learning experiences for all of my students. You will make a difference in the success of my scholars. With your help, we can make math all about fun and games!
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