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Mr. McCarthy from Duncan SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Is Life Centers

Help me give my students all the materials needed for math centers, including Square Color Tiles, Mathlink Cubes, and Teaching Dice Set.

  • $359 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are innovative, creative, passionate, and curious. They are smart, deep thinkers who want to learn more about the world around them. They want to share their knowledge with their peers are with the world.

My students are born mathematicians, and want to reach for the stars.

They deserve the very best education I can offer them, and I believe we are in a place where we can do that together! The student body at my school is incredibly diverse, highly involved, passionate, and kind. They are going great places, and I want to help them get there.

My Project

My class is called "Math is Life" for a reason. What we learn in our room is applicable to the rest of our lives, and we aim to perfect our skills while we're in class. I aim to make that experience the best thing in my students' days. The methodology known as Math Centers will be essential here. Students will rotate between multiple small groups throughout the class period to gain access to multiple skills in deeply thought-out and scaffolded ways

All the research at our disposal shows that engaging, relevant, aligned, and differentiated activities and lessons get kids to learn better, so why not give them exactly that?!

Math Centers, I have come to believe, are the way to go to give each and every student what they need to succeed.

All of the manipulatives, learning tools, boards, markers, and game pieces that this project pays for will help my students learn and grow as they engage with mathematics in innovative ways. My MATH is LIFE Centers will spell out what my kids get stations such as Manipulatives, Activities, Technology, Help, Learning, Investigation, Fluency, and Evaluation. In each station, using the materials from this project, students will engage with old topics as well as new ones and learn using innovative strategies and games. Everything in this project, from the dice to the paper to the transportation caddies, will assist in creating these learning centers.

Most of the materials in this project will go towards the "Manipulatives", "Activities" , and "Fluency" Centers, as they are the ones that require the most innovation and hands-on-learning experiences.

Mr. McCarthy
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Clipboard Dry Erase Surface 9'' x 12.5'' Letter Size Low Profile Clip Whiteboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
Astrobrights Mega Collection 320 Sheets, 65 lb/176 gsm,"Classic" 5-Color Assorted Cardstock, 8 ½ x 11 (91630) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Dry Erase Markers, Bulk Pack of 36 (with Chisel Tip), 12 Assorted Colors with Low-Odor Ink, Whiteboard Pens is Perfect for School, Office, or Home (4 Color) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Storex Classroom Caddy, 9.25 x 9.25 x 5.25 Inches, Assorted Colors, Case of 6 (00940U06C) • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
Scissors, VERONES 8 Inch Soft Comfort-Grip Handles & Stainless Steel Sharp Blades Perfect for Cutting Paper, Fabric Photos, More, 15-Pack • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Learning Resources Square Color Tiles, Counting, Sorting Toy, Set of 400 in 4 Colors, Ages 4+ • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Dry Erase chisel tip Marker Pen, XSG (36 Bulk Pack) 12 assorted Colors WhiteBoard markers,Thick Barrel Design,Low-Odor, Usable on Whiteboard Surface for School Office Home • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Dry Erase Erasers, 40 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Erasers Chalkboard Cleaner Wiper for Classroom Home Office, 4 Assorted Colors(Blue, Red, Green, Yellow) by EAONE • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Educational Counting Toy, Early Math Skills, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Gejoy 10 Pack Transparent Spinners Dry Erase Math Game Spinner with Rotating Arrow • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Avery 74804 Top-Load Clear Vinyl Envelopes w/Thumb Notch, 9” x 12”, Clear (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
AmazonBasics Purple Washable School Glue Sticks, Dries Clear, 0.24-oz Stick, 30-Pack • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Plastic Envelopes Poly Envelopes, Sooez 10 Pack Clear Document Folders US Letter A4 Size File Envelopes with Label Pocket & Snap Button for School Home Work Office Organization, Assorted Color • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
18 Pieces Teaching Dice Set, Include Math Operation Dice, Number Dice and Dot Dice for Math Teaching Classroom Supplies • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Pressman Toy Double Six Wooden Dominoes, 28 Pieces • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29

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