You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 
See this teacher's page

Mrs. Dodd from Moore OK is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Manipulatives for Students with Visual Impairments

My students need hands on math manipulatives to learn math concepts due to varying levels of visual impairments. 6 out 8 of my students have a Visual Impairment.

  • $492 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students with multiple disabilities. Each of my students bring a unique dynamic of abilities that contribute to an exciting classroom! Within my classroom, I have students who have mobility, communication, vision, and auditory limitations. In addition, some have complicated health issues. All of the students within my classroom have multiple disabilities, therefore they are in a classroom that is categorized as self-contained. What does self-contained mean? This means that these students stay in the classroom for the majority of the school day. This includes all academics, breakfast, lunch, and recess. They do enjoy joining their non-disabled peers for music, physical education, and field trips when able.

Educating a variety of students with multiple disabilities can be challenging, but the rewards are greater!

The students stay in the classroom for all academics. It can be difficult to meet their extensive individual educational needs. Each student requires an individual education plan that contains very individualized ways to learn. Out of my 8 students 6 are non-verbal and 2 with limited vocabulary. My students often access the curriculum through a picture exchange system, adaptive communication switches, eye gaze, and gestures.

My Project

The variety of math manipulatives will be utilized on a weekly basis during our math lessons. The Early Math Manipulative Library set comes with multiple sets. Depending on the math unit being taught we can utilize the appropriate set for the math concept being taught. In addition the Number Line Slider Boards is an excellent hands on resource to enable the students to move the numbers up or down the number line to understand the concept of a number line. The Place Value Blocks will ensure a visual and tactile way to learn when organizing and learning place value. Our classroom has a large variance in math skill and concepts. All of the items listed above and being requested will allow for a deeper understand of math concepts by each student. Our student work on math concepts such as identifying shapes, addition, and subtraction. This may look differently for our students versus their non disabled peers.

It is very challenging to teach math concepts without hands on manipulatives to students with visual impairments.

Each student in the classroom, with or without visual impairments, require one on one assistance in accessing the curriculum to complete any academic lesson. Math manipulatives would allow the students to better engage in lessons and understanding math concepts.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 8 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Dodd is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA585X - Early Math Manipulative Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $299.00 1 $299.00
LL696 - Number Line Slider Boards (0-20) - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LC1636 - Place Value Blocks Only • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$353.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.85

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$418.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.79

Total project goal

$491.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$491.93

3 Donors

-$433.14

Donations toward project cost

-$418.14

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$58.79

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Moore","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[3531981],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":1,"name":"Early Education"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3027478,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/math-manipulatives-for-students-with-vis/3027478/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":8,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Dodd","authorIds":{"3531981":{"owner":"Mrs. Dodd","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3027478],"proposalHash":"1062687094","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp3531981_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1525730853481","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":23,"teacherChallengeId":20898072,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":3531981,"schoolCounty":"Cleveland","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OK","name":"Oklahoma"}}