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 »
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. Heldt from Huntsville AL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Manipulatives Mania

My students need math manipulatives including Cuisenaire rods, foam dominoes, dice, and math games for our math centers .

  • $304 goal

This project expired on November 2, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"There should be no such thing as boring mathematics." -Edsger Dijkstra Often math is taught only through rote memorization which often leads to a dislike of math and little understanding. My students need manipulatives to make math exciting and help them develop a deep understanding of math.

My third-grade students attend an inner-city Title I school where all receive free breakfast and lunch.

Most of my students struggle with knowing and understanding their basic math skills. They lack a strong sense and understanding of numbers. My goal is to strengthen their math skills and help them develop a love of mathematics so they will have an opportunity in the future to achieve and obtain one of the many professional jobs that often go unfilled due to lack of qualified applicants.

My Project

Cuisenaire rods will be used to help students truly understand fractions. They will help strengthen students understanding of equivalent fractions and addition and subtraction of fractions. The dominoes and dice will be used to help students build knowledge and fluency in place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students will also work collaboratively in centers to continue building a greater understanding of math. Most of all, my students will be learning mathematics in a fun and meaningful manner.

Donations to Math Manipulatives Mania will improve my classroom by allowing my students to work with a variety of math manipulatives as they gain a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

Mrs. Heldt
Grades 3-5
  • University Place Elementary School
  • Huntsville, AL
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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

7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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. Heldt is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind, Plastic Cuisenaire Rods Classroom Basics Kit, (42852) • Amazon $83.09 1 $83.09
Guided Math in Action: Building Each Student's Mathematical Proficiency with Small-Group Instruction • Amazon $33.20 1 $33.20
Learning Resources Giant Magnetic Base Ten • Amazon $19.18 1 $19.18
Chenille Kraft Wonderfoam Dominoes with Storage Bucket • Amazon $19.14 1 $19.14
Place Value Flip Stand • Amazon $16.09 1 $16.09
30+ Polyhedral Dice | Random | 35 Dice in 5 Complete Sets • Amazon $13.49 1 $13.49
Rack-O • Amazon $11.99 1 $11.99
Farkle Dice Cup • Amazon $5.99 2 $11.98

Materials cost

$208.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.97

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$258.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.57

Total project goal

$303.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$303.82

6 Donors

-$253.82

Donations toward project cost

-$215.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.07

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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":"Huntsville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2816699],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"AL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1597199,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/math-manipulatives-mania/1597199/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":40,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Heldt","authorIds":{"2816699":{"owner":"Mrs. Heldt","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1597199],"proposalHash":"1147576176","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp2816699_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1451342189169","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20551524,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["Mjc3NTQwOA==","MjgyODI2MQ==","MTMzMjY=","MjgxNjY5OQ==","Mjk2Nzg4Mg==","Mjk4MDY3Nw==","MjgyODM2OA=="],"teacherId":2816699,"schoolCounty":"Madison","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"AL","name":"Alabama"}}