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Ms. LaPlaca from New Orleans LA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Mania

Help me give my students dice and dominoes, model counters for word problems, peg number boards and more!

  • $265 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is one of the most truly diverse public schools in New Orleans and provides a real reflection of the city and its people. Students come from all over the city to join together at our campus. It offers a Montessori program too. We are able to free the child's potential and aim for lasting peace and a love for learning.

My classroom is unique; it is an all kindergarten version of an early childhood Montessori classroom.

However, I am AMS Early Childhood certified and incorporate and use as much of the Montessori practices and ideology as possible. We have practical life, sensorial, language/reading, math, science, geography, and cultural studies areas in the classroom. During work time, the students are free to choose and receive lessons in all areas.

Ms. J is my fabulous TA, and we are a community above all. We emphasize respecting and taking care of one another. Our students' curiosities are bursting at the seams, and, luckily, we are encouraged as teachers to invest in our students' interests.

My Project

For these 25 Kindergarten students, math is more than just a numbers game. Math has many dimensions, including: number sense, geometry, measurement, math language and spatial relations.

I watch these young children in the classroom and am surprised at the number of ways that math is expressed, in words and in actions.

This funding project supports math concepts and gives concrete representation to their mathematically minded questions and inquiries.

Let's show how much math matters and can be interconnected to these 25 Kindergarten students. Give these students: dominoes for number sense and operation problems, comparision (more, less, & equal to) work, numeral and quantity self-correcting puzzles, learning resource counters, magnetic geometric shapes, bean counters and animal word problem models. With your help, we can have the math mania unfold!!

Ms. LaPlaca
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Montessori Math Materials Number Puzzle 1-10 for Preschool Early Learning Tool by Leader Joy Montessori USA • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Excellerations PEGNUMBD Peg Number Boards • Amazon Business $31.50 1 $31.50
Amazing Child Montessori Inset Paper 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" (14cm x 14cm) • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Learning Resources Fruity Fun Counters, Set of 108 • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
Domino Set - Premium Classic 28 Pieces Double Six In Durable Wooden Brown Box For Boys , Girls ,Party Favors And Anytime Use Up To 2-4 Players - By Kidsco • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Dowling Magnets Foam Fun Magnet Counters, Set of 120 • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Melissa & Doug 25 Wooden Shape and Color Magnets in a Box • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Learning Resources Learning Resource Bean Counters, Set of 200 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Safari Ltd Insects TOOB – Comes With 14 Toy Figurines – Including Caterpillar, Dragonfly, Centipede, Grasshopper, Ladybug, Spider, Butterflies, Bee, Scorpion, Praying Mantis, And More – Ages 3 And Up • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Luckycivia 300Pcs Wooden White Snowflake Buttons Sewing Button Assorted Holiday Collection Embellishments for Christmas DIY Scrapbooking or Craft Decoration • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59

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