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

For direct assistance with credits or anything else, please call our donor relationships team: 212.239.3615 ext. 264

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
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. Alvarez from Houston TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Manipulatives Matter

My students need math manipulatives to help them transition from concrete concepts to the abstract topics covered in sixth grade math.

  • $981 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students face many obstacles in life that I cannot even imagine having to overcome. A vast majority of them come from socio-economically disadvantaged homes. For some, the only meals they eat in a day are the ones provided at school. Some have had to miss school because their parents had to go to work and couldn't find or afford a babysitter for their younger siblings. Additionally, all of my students were deeply impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Not only did they all lose two weeks of valuable instruction last year, but many were trapped at home without power. Some were even displaced due to damage caused by flooding. A tornado touched down less than five miles from our campus.

Despite the challenges these students face on a daily basis and the challenges that they continue to encounter in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, they come to school ready to learn, with a desire to improve themselves so that they can improve their circumstances.

As a sixth-grade math teacher, I want to be able to provide my students with the resources, skills, and practices that will launch them towards the life they desire.

My Project

In sixth grade math, students make the transition from completely concrete math problems and topics to being able to apply previous and new knowledge to abstract concepts.

These materials will help our students explore new concepts and discover algorithms for solving math problems on their own; this self-discovery will help them retain and apply these new skills effectively.

Our goal is to help students learn new concepts using these concrete manipulatives, then transition to pictorial representations, and eventually get them to abstract thinking and problems. These manipulatives will give them the experience they need to excel in the advance topics covered in sixth grade.

AngLegs will help our students understand the relationship between side lengths to determine if they can make a triangle and the relationship between opposite angles and legs of a triangle. With the interlocking pop cubes, we will introduce our students to exponents and prime factorization so that they can understand that exponents are repeated multiplication in the same way that multiplication is repeated addition.

We will use the plastic algebra tiles to introduce our students to the concepts of equivalent expressions, solving one-step equations and solving one-step inequalities. Plastic two-color counters will allow our students to explore the concept of negative numbers and using these negative numbers in problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The fraction model will help extend their understanding of fractions from adding and subtracting to multiplying and dividing as well.

All of these valuable manipulatives are what our students need to become success critical thinkers and achieve goals.

Mrs. Alvarez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 300 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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

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. Alvarez is requesting.

See our finances


You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind AngLegs with Protractors & Activity Cards • Amazon Business $18.06 14 $252.84
ETA hand2mind Plastic Algebra Tiles Classroom Kit • Amazon Business $59.53 3 $178.59
ETA hand2mind Linking Pop Cubes (Set of 1000) • Amazon Business $62.95 2 $125.90
EAI Education Fraction Model Multipliers • Amazon Business $18.95 6 $113.70
ETA hand2mind 86833 Plastic Two-Color Counters Class Kit, Set of 1,000 • Amazon Business $33.19 2 $66.38
Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Opaque Color Letter Size Standard Clip (Pack of 6) (Assorted) • Amazon Business $17.95 3 $53.85

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


Sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


9 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less


Make an impact on
Houston classrooms

Extend the reach of your impact by supporting local classrooms in your community.

View map of local classrooms

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Houston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[5079761],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3563064,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":300,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Alvarez","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"5079761":{"owner":"Mrs. Alvarez","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3563064],"proposalHash":"-874183681","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21126462,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NDYxNzk=","NTE3MjM4","NTM1ODU2MA==","NTE3MjQz","NTY2NzE1OQ==","NDM4NjE5","MTA5NTU5Ng==","MzY2OTIzMA==","NDA1NTU2MQ==","OTk3NTAz"],"teacherId":5079761,"schoolCounty":"Fort Bend","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}