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Ms. Linn from San Diego CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Manipulatives

Help me give my students magnetic number lines, timers, dry erase boards, and other hands-on materials to help them make sense of math concepts.

  • $336 goal

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My Students

We are a diverse group of inner-city students at a Title I school in grades K-8. All of our students are eligible for free lunch. Many families are struggling financially with families living in overcrowded homes and there are some who are homeless and tough family situations. Several of the students are English language learners while some are new to the school.

Our students thrive while participating in hands-on activities, therefore instilling a love of learning.

My second grade students need to manipulate objects to make sense of math concepts and to help them learn actively. Distance learning has been difficult for this population and age group. Whiteboards will help in a variety of ways, including demonstrating understanding.

Our students are eager to learn and are grateful for the opportunities they are provided. They are a community of learners who support each other in the learning process.

My Project

These manipulatives will make distance learning from home more interactive. Students at this age may have some difficulty developmentally with abstract ideas of regrouping unless there is a visual component. They need to touch and manipulate objects to help them make meaning.

Students need to count by 1ś, 5ś, 10ś, and 100ś and calculate related math facts.

They use the 10 frames to trade out ten ones. They also trade out 10 tens for 100. They break apart and put back together. The magnetic number lines can also help them do this.

We also use whiteboards frequently in math, word work, and other subjects for on the spot checks for understanding.

Manipulatives will also help those students with special needs and English learners.

Ms. Linn
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Magnetic Number Line 1-100, 20 Magnets, Classroom Accessories, Teacher Aids, Sets of 5 Magnets, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $19.99 4 $79.96
LinkDm 6 Pack Small Digital Kitchen Timer Magnetic Back and ON/Off Switch,Minute Second Count Up Countdown • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
Charles Leonard Set of 12 Dry Erase Lapboards, 9 x 12 Inches, Masonite, One Sided, Plain White, 12 Each (35100) • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
hand2mind Blue Plastic Base Ten Blocks, Rods (Pack of 50) • Amazon Business $6.95 4 $27.80
Learning Resources Centimeter Cubes, Counting/Sorting Toy, Assorted Colors, Set of 500, Ages 6+ • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
AmazonBasics Low-Odor Dry Erase White Board Markers - Chisel Tip - 12 Pack, Black • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98

Materials cost

$226.68

Vendor shipping charges

$4.55

State sales tax

$20.74

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$285.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.36

Total project goal

$335.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$335.73

7 Donors

-$165.66

Donations toward project cost

-$144.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.10

match offer

-$165.66

Match offer toward project cost

-$140.81

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.85

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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