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Mrs. Buchman from Waukegan IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Manipulatives

My students need math resources in our classroom so they can experience hand-on learning in math.

  • $1,465 goal

This project expired on January 2, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember what it was like sitting in math class doing everything with just a pencil and paper? Please help my students experience hands-on learning in math. By allowing the students to create their own learning experiences in math they will not only learn more but also enjoy it!

The students in my class are wonderful children who work hard in class.

They come from low-income families. They are sweet and work hard in class, but do not always have the supplies they need to succeed in school. Many of our students were unable to purchase the basic school supplies or uniforms at the beginning of school. Another prevalent issue that our students face on a daily basis is gang influence. We are working hard to teach the students more than just the core curriculum, but also that they can succeed outside of the classroom.

My Project

I am requesting a variety of math resources. The first unit in our curriculum has to do with multiplication, division, and factors. The flip chart, book of dice activities, multiplication game, and other books will be vital for this unit. The number line chart will help with place value. The graphing resource book will help in our geometry unit. I have also asked for a nice manipulative set which includes Unifix Cubs, Pattern Blocks, Geometric Foam Shapes, Fraction Circles, Plastic Coins, Foam Dice, Double-Sided Counters, Tangrams, Dominoes, Place Value Blocks, Paper Money, and Number Tiles. All of these supplies will give the students the opportunity for hands-on learning in the classroom. I have listed a class set of base ten blocks to help with a variety of math skills. The geoboards will assist the students as they learn about area of shapes. In order to keep the supplies organized and ready for use, we will use a storage unit with clear trays. Thank you for your support!

The students in my classroom do not have much at home, and our resources at school are limited.

Many of the students are low performing in math skills and greatly need to have some hands-on learning supplies to help their understanding. Not only will it benefit the students' learning in the math classroom, but getting these math resources remind the students that there are people out there that care about them. This is one way to show the students how valuable education really is! Thank you!

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

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Young Time - 25 Tray Cubbie Storage - with clear trays - Unassembled----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $340.99 1 $340.99
QUIZ CUBE MULTIPLICATION ----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $7.48 1 $7.48
FLASH ACTION MULTIPLICATION/DIV. AGES 8 and UP SOFTWARE----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $18.00 1 $18.00
FACTOR FRENZY----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $45.63 1 $45.63
WHEEL OF FACTS FLASHDISCS MULTIPLICATION/DIVISION----*Comments* • Teacher's School Supply Inc. $19.39 1 $19.39
BOOK THE FRACTION GRADE 5-8 • ABC School Supply, Inc $8.54 1 $8.54
BOOK LEVELED TEXTS FOR MATHEMATICS FRACTIONS DECIMALS AND PERCENTS • ABC School Supply, Inc $37.99 1 $37.99
FLIP CHART, MATH FACTS • ABC School Supply, Inc $47.49 1 $47.49
BOOK DICE ACTIVITIES FOR MULTIPLICATION PB • ABC School Supply, Inc $12.30 1 $12.30
RETEACHING MATH: MULTIPLICATION + DIVISION • ABC School Supply, Inc $11.87 1 $11.87
Graphing Teacher Created Resources Coordinate Graphing Skill Book • Quill $11.51 1 $11.51
RA505X - Elementary Math Manipulative Library - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $289.00 1 $289.00
FF551 - Elementary Number Line Activity Chart • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
PLASTIC BASE TEN CLASS SET • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $113.99 1 $113.99
PLASTIC GEOBOARD-CLASS PK/10 ST • Sax Arts & Crafts, Inc $24.50 4 $98.00

Materials cost

$1,112.13

Vendor shipping charges

$80.60

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$1,244.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$219.60

Total project goal

$1,464.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,464.01

2 Donors

-$1,244.41

Donations toward project cost

-$1,244.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$219.60

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$0.00

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