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Mrs. Barker from Springfield MA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Made Easy

Help me give my students a head start with math materials that will lead them to success.

  • $275 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My children are in need of rich, authentic math lessons that will foster a positive growth mindset through problem solving and learning opportunities. I teach third grade in an inner city school with a high poverty rate.

The students who are in my classroom are intelligent, creative and caring children who are in need of enriching experiences to enhance their education.

Many of these families are struggling to provide the basics for survival on a day-to-day basis. These loving parents and grandparents do not have the resources to provide the life-enriching experiences that so many of us take for granted. In addition, several of the children in my classroom are experiencing educational challenges due to a variety of factors, including learning disabilities, developmental delays and severe emotional issues due to circumstances beyond their control. Consequently, these children are struggling to keep up with their peers from more affluent communities. These little ones need our help and support.

My Project

This math fluency kit is basically a teacher's dream. It has all of the materials to help young learners "see" math and help them become competent mathematical thinkers.

Using these manipulatives will enhance student learning so they can gain a deeper understanding of the math concepts taught at such a young age.

Through the use of these materials, students will have be verbalizing mathematical thinking as they discuss their math ideas and concepts. They will be working cooperatively and collaborate on their learning. Students will be taking ownership of their new learning experiences as they gain confidence with the math concepts.

When math is presented in a way that students can actually see what they are learning, their understanding becomes stronger.

Manipulatives are the key to successful and effective lessons when teaching mathematics. Manipulatives help students learn by allowing them to move from concrete experiences to abstract reasoning.

Mrs. Barker
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

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

1 Donor

-$138.00

Donations toward project cost

-$117.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.70

match offer

-$136.06

Match offer toward project cost

-$115.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.41

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$0.00

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