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  • $548 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Ferguson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Math Manipulatives for Hands-On Learning

My students need math manipulatives, such as base ten blocks, fraction strips tangrams, and unifix cubes to gain a concrete understanding of mathematical concepts.

My Students

My students are creative, hard-working, and have infinite potential. They come from a high poverty background, and many have difficult lives at home, which I cannot control. However, at school I can ensure that they have a safe, positive and consistent environment for learning. We constantly focus on having a positive attitude and a growth mindset in my classroom because above all else, I want my students to have the ability to persevere through challenges in the classroom and in Life.

My Project

Students need to have a strong foundation in math in order to succeed. Math standards build on each other each year, meaning that if students miss a concept at an early age, it can be very difficult for them to catch up. Manipulatives allow students to use tangible resources to create abstract math problems.

Math manipulatives will benefit my students because they allow them to have concrete understanding of mathematical concepts.

Students start to learn fractions in third grade, and fraction strips allow students to see and feel a fraction, in order to fully understand the concept. Maipulatives especially help struggling learners as they allow for differentiated instruction and learning.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Magnetic Rainbow Fraction Tiles • Amazon Business $10.26 16 $164.16
ETA hand2mind Blue Interlox Base Ten Blocks, Starter Set (Set of 161) • Amazon Business $44.14 2 $88.28
Unifix Cubes Box of 500 - Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
ETA hand2mind Plastic Tangrams (Pack of 32) • Amazon Business $31.95 1 $31.95
Sterilite 16428012 6 Quart/5.7 Liter Storage Box, White Lid with Clear Base (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $25.73 1 $25.73
Learning Resources Doublesix Dominoes In Bucket • Amazon Business $16.52 1 $16.52
100 (One Hundred) 19mm 6 Sided Red Gaming Dice, Perfect for Poker Games and Card Games. • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
WINNER Wide-Size Jumbo Index Casino Quality Black Core Linen Finish Coated Poker Playing Cards (COLORS MAY VARY- 1 PACK, blue or red) • Amazon Business $2.59 4 $10.36

Materials cost

$394.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.56

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$465.46

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.14

Total project goal

$547.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$547.60

5 Donors

-$353.48

Donations toward project cost

-$321.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.50

match offer

-$168.80

Match offer toward project cost

-$143.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The First Million Fund and 5 other donors.

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