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Ms. A. Minor from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Motivation: Showcasing Math in the Real World

Help me give my students access to high-interest math books to increase their interest in STEM careers!

  • $1,230 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Nelson Mandela once stated, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." I strive everyday to prepare my students to be world changers by providing access to the best possible classroom resources.

My students are, in one word, amazing.

They are faced with some of life's biggest challenges as mere fifth graders. As some of the strongest students I know, they continue to push themselves to "grow their brains" no matter what. They are on the path to and through college and they understand the importance of being an advocate for their own education.

My Project

Instructional materials are critical for successful teaching in any classroom, especially in diverse settings where students' skill levels, learning styles, and interests are more varied. The materials I am requesting will provide exciting options to meet the instructional challenges that I face. The majority of materials I am requesting in this project are high-interest books about a variety of math topics to be used in a middle school classroom. These real world connections and conversations about topics such as fractions, decimals and area will be extremely engaging and eye-opening to a multitude of careers in STEM. I can't wait for my students to get their hands on such engaging texts about math!

My students need appropriate math resources and basic classroom supplies to be successful in their first year of middle school!

I am a big believer of having a clean and organized classroom and am requesting materials such as storage bins, Kleenex, wipes and erasers to ensure an even more successful year. I have also included items such as mechanical pencils and gold foil stickers to use as rewards in the classroom.

Ms. A. Minor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fractions and Decimals for Fifth Grade, 10-Book Set • AKJ Education $72.93 1 $72.93
Geometry, Measurement, and Operations and Algebraic Reasoning for Fifth Grade, 10-Book Set • AKJ Education $72.93 1 $72.93
Kleenex Anti-Viral Facial Tissues, 3-Ply, 27/Case • Staples Advantage $69.99 1 $69.99
TE430X - Math Flash Card Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
TS762 - Global Challenges Book Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $53.50 1 $53.50
Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Warmer Air Freshener Refill, Apple Cinnamon, 2/Pack • Staples Advantage $8.99 5 $44.95
3M Whiteboard Eraser • Staples Advantage $6.29 6 $37.74
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
STEAM Jobs You'll Love (4 Books) • AKJ Education $32.78 1 $32.78
Dixon Pink Carnation Eraser, Large, Dozen • Staples Advantage $3.33 8 $26.64
Expo Low Odor Dry-Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 16/pk (81045) • Staples Advantage $12.83 2 $25.66
RE102 - Chilean Rainsticks - Set of 2 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
Pentel EnerGel Deluxe RTX Needle Tip Retractable Liquid Gel-Ink Pens, Medium Point, Black, Dozen (BLN77-A) • Staples Advantage $23.49 1 $23.49
PP225 - Pop to Win! Math Game - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $21.99 1 $21.99
BIC Wite-Out EZ Correct Correction Tape, 10/Pack (50790) • Staples Advantage $21.49 1 $21.49
Trend Enterprises Award Seals Stickers, Excellence, Gold (T-74003) • Staples Advantage $21.19 1 $21.19
RR426 - Peel & Stick Collage Frames - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
LA868 - Acrylic Gemstones • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Cheetah Math Learning About Division from Baby Cheetahs • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Start the Game Geometry in Sports • AKJ Education $16.50 1 $16.50
Football Numbers Graphing Data • AKJ Education $16.50 1 $16.50
24 Game Fractions/Decimals • AKJ Education $16.02 1 $16.02
InterDesign Classico Kitchen Pantry Bath Organizer Wire Basket, Medium, Chrome (93222) • Staples Advantage $14.99 1 $14.99
LA743 - Glitter Pack - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 1 $14.99
Poop Detectives • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
24 Game Integers • AKJ Education $12.99 1 $12.99
Silver Sparkle Glitter, 3" • Staples Advantage $10.79 1 $10.79
Advantus Plastic Weave Bin, Black, 8 3/4"H x 10 1/2"W x 13 7/8"D • Staples Advantage $9.99 1 $9.99
101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Clorox Disinfecting Wipes, Value Pack, Crisp Lemon and Fresh Scent - 3 Pack - 35 Wipes Each (30112) • Staples Advantage $9.29 1 $9.29
Using Math in Sports • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Using Math in Construction • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Using Math in Cooking • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Using Math in Science • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Using Math in Finance • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Why Pi? • AKJ Education $8.49 1 $8.49
Sanford Sharpie Retractable Permanent Markers, Ultra Fine, Black, 2/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.39 1 $7.39
Sharpie Accent Retractable Pocket Highlighters, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8/pk (28101) • Staples Advantage $6.82 1 $6.82
How Do They Make That? Fractions, Decimals, and Percents • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
What Did I Eat? Fractions, Decimals, and Percents • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Tiger Math Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
A Sense of Art Perimeter and Area • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Night Skies Variables, Expressions, and Equations • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Landscape by Design Perimeter and Area • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Land Animals Solving Equations and Inequalities • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Hurricane Hunters Measures of Central Tendency • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Our New Car Ratios and Proportions • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Incredible Work of Engineers With Max Axiom, Super Scientist • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
Wild Fibonacci Nature's Secret Code Revealed • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
BIC Xtra Sparkle Mechanical Pencils, 0.7mm, Assorted, 24/Pk (MPLP241-BLK) • Staples Advantage $5.37 1 $5.37
BIC Mechanical Pencils with Assorted Barrels, 0.9mm, 24/Pack (MPLWP241-BLK) • Staples Advantage $5.36 1 $5.36
BIC Mechanical Pencils, No. 2.5, .5mm, Assorted, 24/Pack (MPLMFP241-BLK) • Staples Advantage $4.92 1 $4.92
Paper Mate ClearPoint Mechanical Pencil Starter Set, 0.7mm, 2/pk (56047) • Staples Advantage $4.02 1 $4.02
FF448 - Single Line Write & Wipe Board - Each • Lakeshore Learning Materials $1.99 1 $1.99

Materials cost

$999.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,044.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$184.41

Total project goal

$1,229.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,229.39

1 Donor

-$614.70

Donations toward project cost

-$522.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.20

match offer

-$614.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$522.48

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.20

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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