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Ms. Seidel from Bluffdale UT is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Is So Not Boring

Help me give my students real world math activities and games that make math fun!

  • 1 donor
  • $992 goal

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My Students

My students are special because they are uniquely talented and love learning...just not always math. They often ask the question, "When will I ever use this?" When Covid happened and we went online, my students persisted and still showed up "virtually" every day. Learning was a challenge for them as teachers were trying to navigate the complexities of moving everything online.

I've heard more students this year say, "I hate math!".

I contribute this to their online struggles with math. By being online, my students lost the opportunities of hands-on learning and real world applications which is key for math. They also lost the ability to work in small groups, play math games and scaffold off of one another. I want to change the way they think about math, that math can be fun!

My Project

Let's face it. Math is not always fun and then throw Covid-19 in the mix and math can be downright painful.

Math should be fun and relevant.

Using the requested resources, I want to achieve a couple different things in math. First, I want to make it fun and by doing so I need games. The Algebra Games by Didax will provide students an opportunity to practice more with linear, quadratic, conic Equations in a more fun and engaging way instead of through worksheets. Students need more practice in this area because they have a difficult time connecting equations, tables, and graphs. I want to create station rotations in my class where students can have one station a game station. For this, I have requested the following math games: Proof, Math for Love Prime Climb, Nertz Cards, Absolute Zero, Number Sleuths, and PEMDice Order of Operations. These games will increase students understanding of a variety of math concepts in an engaging manner and provide a needed "brain break".

Second, I want to make it relevant to the students and need real world math activities. Students are always asking questions about when they will ever use a certain math concept. I want students to apply what they learn in math and make connections on when they would use it. Therefore, I've requested the following activities: Hands-on Activities, When Math Matters, and Math for Real Life. I also want to use manipulatives and dry erase boards more frequently and the additional resources requested will achieve this.

Our test scores have dropped because of Covid. I want to use the resources to enhance my students understanding of abstract concepts and make math meaningful to them. By doing this, students will make connections between math and the real world and have fun learning.

Ms. Seidel
Grades 6-8

This project will reach 180 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Didax Educational Resources The Algebra Game: Quadratic Equations Basic Educational Game • Amazon Business $45.71 2 $91.42
Didax Educational Resources The Algebra Game: Linear Graphs Educational Game • Amazon Business $39.88 2 $79.76
EXPO Dry Erase Markers, Whiteboard Markers with Low Odor Ink, Fine Tip, Assorted Vibrant Colors, 36 Count • Amazon Business $29.88 2 $59.76
Didax Educational Resources The Algebra Game: Conic Sections Educational Game • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Proof! Math Game - The Fast Paced Game of Mental Math Magic - Teachers’ Choice Award Winning Educational Game, Ages 9+ • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Math for Real Life: Teaching Practical Uses for Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
hand2mind Transparent Spinner Wheel, Plastic Circle Spinners with Plastic Rotating Arrows, Game Spinner Wheel, Math Spinner, Set of 5 • Amazon Business $6.43 5 $32.15
Daily Routines to Jump-Start Math Class, High School: Engage Students, Improve Number Sense, and Practice Reasoning (Corwin Mathematics Series) • Amazon Business $31.80 1 $31.80
Math for Love Prime Climb • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 9-12 • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Daily Routines to Jump-Start Math Class, Middle School: Engage Students, Improve Number Sense, and Practice Reasoning (Corwin Mathematics Series) • Amazon Business $28.00 1 $28.00
hand2mind 12 inch Multicolored, Transparent, Semiflexible Safe-T Plastic Rulers, Rainbow Plastic Rulers, Safety Ruler for Measurement, Safety Kids School Supplies, Straight Rulers (Pack of 48) • Amazon Business $25.00 1 $25.00
hand2mind Safe-T Compass, Bullseye Compass for Kids Math, Clear Plastic Compass for Drawing, Safety Compass, Safety Kids School Supplies, Homeschool Supplies (Set of 30) • Amazon Business $24.59 1 $24.59
When Math Matters: Discover the Power of Mathematics in the Real World • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Nertz: The Fast Frenzied Fun Card Game - 12 Decks of Playing Cards in 12 Vibrant Colors, Bulk Set of Poker Wide-Size/Regular Index, Plastic-Coated Cards by Brybelly • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Gamenote Dry Erase Pockets 30 Pack with Rings - Oversized Reusable Plastic Sleeves Shop Ticket Holders Sheet Protectors Teacher Supplies for Classroom Organization (Colorful) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
hand2mind Safe-T Protractor for Kids Math, Flat 180 Degree Protractors, Clear Rainbow Plastic Protractor, Safety Protractor for Kids, Safety Kids School Supplies, Homeshool Supplies (Set of 24) • Amazon Business $18.35 1 $18.35
AUSTOR 100 Pieces Black Dice with Colorful Pips 6 Sided Rounded Corner Dice Set with a Storage Bag • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 6-8 • Amazon Business $15.70 1 $15.70
Didax Linear Graphs Algebra Card Game • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Absolute Zero Card Game - Family Fun Math Game! • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Mind-Blowing Modular Origami: The Art of Polyhedral Paper Folding: Use Origami Math to fold Complex, Innovative Geometric Origami Models • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Favourde 48 Pack Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Eraser Chalkboard Cleansers for Classroom, Home and Office (4-color, 1.97 x 1.97 Inch) • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Middle School Math Games: Classroom-Tested Math Activities (Grades 6-8) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Didax Educational Resources Number Sleuth, Grades 6-8 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Didax PEMDice Order of Operations Game • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
101 Two Truths and One Lie! Math Activities for Grades 6, 7, and 8: 101 Daily Math Practice Activities for Middle School Math Students • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Mark Twain - Algebra Quick Starts, Grades 7 - 12 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mark Twain - Pre-Algebra Quick Starts, Grades 6 - 12 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mark Twain - Geometry Quick Starts Workbook • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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