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Mrs. Murray from Greencastle PA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Is More Meaningful With Manipulatives

My students need a variety of hands-on manipulatives, such as cubes and coins, to help them learn and understand basic math concepts.

  • $532 goal

This project expired on December 15, 2012.

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My Students

Where have all the counters gone? The counters we use to add and subtract seem to disappear as soon as we get them. Please help us replenish our supply of hands-on math materials!

My students are first graders who attend school in a rural area of Pennsylvania.

They have a variety of abilities, learning styles, and interests. Each student's history and background is unique. Our school is very large with resources often shared between classrooms.

My Project

The hands-on math resources you will help provide to my students will be invaluable learning tools. The students will use the yellow/red counters to help them learn and understand addition and subtraction concepts. The colorful, linking cubes will be helpful in many math concepts including algebraic reasoning, addition, subtraction, and place value. The foldable geometric shapes will be a welcome improvement from little first grade hands attempting to fold paper versions of complicated shapes such as cubes, rectangular prisms, and pyramids.

Hands-on materials the students can easily manipulate are essential to a successful first grade classroom.

While I have tried to keep our classroom stocked with resources, we just never seem to have enough for everyone. By supporting our project, you will ensure that each student in my class has plenty of cubes, counters, and shapes to help him/her succeed in math.

Mrs. Murray
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CUBES UNIFIX 10 ASSORTED COLORS SET OF 1000 • ABC School Supply, Inc $108.73 1 $108.73
COUNTERS 2 COLOR ST/400 • ABC School Supply, Inc $18.76 1 $18.76
LM970X - Lakeshore Math Counters Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $159.00 1 $159.00
RA807 - Plastic Coins • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 2 $59.90

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