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Mrs. Peden from Ocean Springs MS is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Manipulatives for my Kindergarten Mathematicians!

My students need more math manipulatives for hands-on learning to deepen understanding of mathematical concepts!

  • $495 goal

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My Students

Welcome to my Kindergarten class of 20 energetic, full-of-life students. We hail from a small coastal town in Mississippi. Our class is eager to learn, and they love to explore new and exciting things. Our school is a Title 1 school with most of our students receiving free and reduced-price lunch. We are also close to a military base and have many students with parents who are active duty and deployed.

While resources are limited, we try to give students as much exposure and experience as we can pack into their ever-growing brains.

Please help us grow our students into the best they can be through your generous offerings.

My Project

There have been several studies that show how effective manipulatives have been in increasing mathematics achievement.

Before students can really understand mathematical concepts deeply, they must actually experience or "do" the situation; manipulatives make the "doing" possible.

Manipulatives help students learn by allowing them to move from using concrete materials to deeper abstract thinking. Manipulatives have been found to help with verbalizing mathematical thinking, discuss mathematical ideas and concepts, relating real-world situations to math, and to work collaboratively. Rekenreks help students to count, add, subtract, and decompose and compose numbers. The base ten blocks will be used to reinforce place value concepts during guided math, calendar, and centers. Unifix cubes are vital tools to use for measurement, counting, addition, and subtraction.

Please help put manipulatives into the hands of my students. The manipulatives I'm asking for are Rekenreks, base ten blocks, and Unifix cubes. Thank you in advance for these awesome materials!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP617 - Student Rekenrek - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $37.99 5 $189.95
RA991 - Place Value Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
RA313 - Unifix® Cubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 2 $49.98
DD445 - Giant Magnetic Rekenrek • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

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