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Mrs. Tam from Boynton Beach FL is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Materials for Tomorrow's Mathmeticians!

Help me give my students white boards and math materials to better their understanding and make them amazing mathmeticians!

  • $651 goal

This project expired on November 25, 2019.

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My Students

Do you remember solving math problem after math problem using only pencils and paper? NO MORE! My learners will be working to grow their understanding through hands-on activities and discussions with their peers!

My students are looking forward to being amazing mathemeticians!

I am new to our school. I will be teaching 70-75 5th grade students mathematics this year. Our students come from many different walks of life. While some families are able to contribute, others are not.

The children will be focusing their time on learning new strategies to solve more complicated math problems. We will work together as We teach each other new methods and ways to explain our thinking.

Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning. The method and style in which they learn best vary greatly. I utilize a variety of learning strategies, group work, and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met right where they are! The students are truly incredible, and I am so lucky and thankful to have a new group of learners that are excited to learn.

My Project

The use of whiteboards is almost a daily activity in my classroom. Students use whiteboards for guided practice and to record modeled strategies. The whiteboards allow me to see exactly what they are doing, as well as provide an easy place for them to show and share their work. What becomes a problem is the fact that the markers never seem to last, erasers seem to disappear, and the whiteboards slowly become stained from frequent use. When something goes wrong with their boards or we run out of markers, they must, as a last resort, get a paper and pencil.

By donating to our project, you will help us ensure that we have boards in new condition and plenty of markers.

By helping us get some hands-on materials and much needed essential supplies, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Students will be able to simply focus on the academic material at hand, and not whether their materials are going to work or whether we have anything left. They will be able to focus their attention on becoming amazing mathemeticians and probably teaching me a few new things along the way!

Mrs. Tam
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magnetic Mobile Whiteboard – 40x28 inches Dry Erase Board Flipchart Easel Stand White Board • Amazon Business $126.59 1 $126.59
Post-it Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 2 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559) • Amazon Business $40.71 2 $81.42
School Smart Primary Chart Paper, 24 x 32 Inches, Ruled 1-1/2 Inch with Dotted Midline, White, 70 Sheets • Amazon Business $18.24 3 $54.72
Ticonderoga Wood-Cased Graphite Pencils, Number 2 HB Soft, Pre-Sharpened, Yellow, 240 Count (14634) • Amazon Business $45.60 1 $45.60
Black Dry Erase Markers Low Odor Fine Whiteboard Markers Thin Box of 12 • Amazon Business $7.08 6 $42.48
Dry Erase Lap Boards Double-Sided for Classroom, Pack of 26, Magicfly 9 x 12 Inches Small Lap Board Portable Classroom Whiteboard with 32 Pens and 26 Erasers for Students, Kids • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Akro-Mils 10124 24 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch x 16-Inch x 6.5-Inch, Black • Amazon Business $29.06 1 $29.06
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count • Amazon Business $27.26 1 $27.26
Dry Erase Pockets Reusable Sleeves by Office Orchid - Heavy Duty Oversized 10" x 14" - 30 Pockets Assorted Colors + 30 Pens + 500 Worksheets - School or Work - Sheet Protectors or Ticket Holders • Amazon Business $23.97 1 $23.97
Flash Cards Multiplication and Division. Plus Free Bonus One Retractable 4 in 1 Ballpoint Pen or 2 in 1 Mechanical Pencil. • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
BESCON DICE 50pcs Assorted D10 Pack, 5X10pcs 10 Sides Dice Marble Polyhedral Dice D10 Set • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
School Smart Latex Free Block Eraser - 1 1/2 In x 15/16 In x 3/8 In - Box of 40 - Pink • Amazon Business $9.16 1 $9.16
AUSTOR 50 Pcs Dice Set 6 Sided Rounded Edges Black Dice with Colorful Pips with a Free Storage Bag • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
SKKSTATIONERY Erasers Tops Set of 144, Pencil Top Erasers (Mixed Colors), Eraser Caps. • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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