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Ms. Ellberg from Berkeley CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Manipulatives Make Math More Fun!

Help me give my students hands on math materials to help them understand math concepts.

  • $262 goal

This project expired on November 4, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse group of first graders who attend an urban, public elementary school in Northern California. My students come from a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds and speak a variety of languages. They come to school with a broad range of learning experiences.

My students are eager to learn and do their best.

They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can to be successful one day. My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day!

My Project

My students need math materials like pattern blocks to help them understand new math concepts and standards. "Learn by doing" is the philosophy that I use during our school day, but especially during math time. Math manipulatives are important to help students get a better understanding of the concepts we are learning. I want my students to fall in love with math. In order for that to happen, it needs to be meaningful and fun. Manipulatives help students to understand concepts and make them feel like they are playing at the same time. The more they enjoy math, the more they will practice, and the more they practice the more they will learn!

These math manipulatives will allow us to be able to work in small groups to solve problems and play math games.

It will also help students to understand the process of math rather than just working out a problem on a worksheet. Manipulatives make learning math more engaging for students. Making them want to learn is half the battle. Manipulatives make math more fun and are a huge motivation!

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Polygrams Pattern Blocks | 250 Wooden Geometric Tangram Manipulatives in 8 Colorful Shapes with Storage Drum and Booklet with 16 Pre-Made Patterns | Educational Resource for Parents and Teachers • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
hand2mind Plastic Pattern Blocks, Manipulatives for Geometric Exploration, Tangrams, and Puzzles (Set of 250) • Amazon Business $21.90 2 $43.80
Learning Resources Brights Pattern Blocks • Amazon Business $12.62 3 $37.86
hand2mind Foam, Assorted Colors, Square Tile Counters for Math Patterns, Counting (Pack of 400) • Amazon Business $11.35 2 $22.70

Materials cost

$164.34

Vendor shipping charges

$10.09

State sales tax

$15.04

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$221.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.17

Total project goal

$261.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$261.11

4 Donors

-$236.94

Donations toward project cost

-$221.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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