You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Zealley from West Jordan UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Is Functional

Help me give my students the fluency math practice they need. Daily Math Fluency includes 180 days of instruction designed to develop numeracy and the ability to use mathematical relationships to reason with numbers and numerical concepts. Daily.

  • $275 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school has the highest ESL population in our district. 33% of our students see English as their second language. Both parents usually work and do not speak English so there is little or no support from home for homework.

Teachers are their only English contact and the only place where they can learn academics.

Students depend on us to give them an education without help from outside sources.

School is their only learning environment in English. They depend on teachers to provide the best academic environment that they can. Teachers need to every minute to count academically, because this is the student's only chance at learning.

My Project

I teach 4th grade and this year I am offering an after school math group where struggling students learn concepts in small groups. These students have flourished in the three weeks I have been teaching three classes a week. However, they need more! They need hands-on manipulatives that teach greater numbers.

One of my students actually took off his shoes and said he needed his toes to count past ten.

This kit would give my struggling students hands-on manipulatives to tackle the hardest math concepts. For instance, one boy will finally be able to do subtraction with zeros because of the hands-on subtraction regrouping center in this kit . Two girls will finally be able to understand how to decide if a story problem uses subtraction or addition because of the Learning Numeracy center that comes in the kit. Another boy will finally learn that fourteen minus six is eight instead of seven because he won't be using his fingers to do subtraction. He will have place value blocks that help him see the difference. The star pupil will be my lowest boy, who puts up both hands when it is time for addition so he can start using his fingers. This kit will get him to think abstractly with the Math Talks and Number Strings that are in the kit.

All of my students will benefit from repeated practice that doesn't involve fingers or toes. It will allow them concrete examples and teach numeracy in the best possible way.

4th grade is pivotal year and many students fall behind. This kit would allow me to keep struggling students proficient or on level. Without this kit, these students will fall hopelessly behind and enter fifth grade well below proficiency.

Mrs. Zealley
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Zealley is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind Daily Math Fluency Kit with Number Strings, Math Talks (Grade 4) • Amazon Business $199.95 1 $199.95

Materials cost

$199.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$232.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.11

Total project goal

$274.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$274.06

7 Donors

-$135.22

Donations toward project cost

-$116.47

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

match offer

-$137.04

Match offer toward project cost

-$116.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"West Jordan","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[129066],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"UT","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3641246,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/math-is-functional/3641246/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":125,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Zealley","authorIds":{"129066":{"owner":"Mrs. Zealley","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3641246],"proposalHash":"-1714675044","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp129066_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1472784833250","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":124438,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTkzMTU1Nw==","NTkzMjAzNw==","NTgxMjk1OA==","NTkzNDQ4MQ==","MTI5MDY2","NTkzNDUwMQ==","NTkzMTY2MA==","MTQxMTE3"],"teacherId":129066,"schoolCounty":"Salt Lake","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"UT","name":"Utah"}}