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Mrs. Sequeira from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Mystery Detectives!

Help me give my students a Math Mystery Transformation by providing sleuth hats, detective notebooks, and detective gear!

  • $221 goal

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My Students

My students are beyond amazing! They come to school each day eager to learn! We are at a Title I school in Nevada, where many students believe New York or Paris is just a few miles away on the strip. This has to change!

I have adjusted the way I teach from a text, or a set curriculum, to teaching by experiences; my students have never soaked up so much information in all my thirteen years of teaching.

We use challenging vocabulary words each week and thrive to find multiple ways to use them, whether it be watching a live feed of a lady "coax" an abandoned puppy from under a house (this went viral), or having a Glow Party to learn about odd and even numbers. Our favorite was "traveling" to Italy for lunch and having to fix the menu that had no punctuation! I have never been so excited to go to work each day and my students that have attendance problems in the past are actually coming to school!

Please help us out..these kids are "going places!"

My Project

We are ready to review all the math standards we have learned so far this year. What better way to show off each students' math skills than by turning into real math detectives!!!

My 2nd math detectives will walk into our MysteryMath Lab (classroom) to solve math problems!

They will crack codes, solve word problems, and race through math facts...all in their Top Secret notebooks! The detectives will work to earn points as they crack each of the cases. As a child, it always is more exciting (and the students are willing to work even harder) when there are disguises involved. The hats, the figerprints, and footprints galore will help set the stage to engage!

When these transformations happen, not only do my students work harder and I can increase the rigor, but I may have a future detective in here that just needed an introduction to case work!

If you've never seen a classroom transformation, you'll love receiving the photos of our day. Learning while having fun CAN happen! Thank you for helping us make this possible!

Mrs. Sequeira
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Kidsco Disguise Glasses with Funny Nose - Eyebrows and Mustache - 12 Pack - for Kids Great Party Favor, Fun, Fiesta, Costume, Halloween, Cinco De Mayo • Amazon Business $15.36 2 $30.72
HeroFiber Invisible Ink Pen - Black - with UV Light (12 Pack) + Mini TOP Secret Notepads (12 Pack). - Perfect Favor for Spy Parties, Stocking Stuffers, Pinatas, and More • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 24-Pack Case of Colors, Non-Toxic, Multi-Color, 3-Ounce Cans, Ages 2 and up (Amazon Exclusive) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Tytroy Set of 12 Neon Color Plastic Fedora Gangster Party Hats Costume Accessory • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
ceiba tree Spy Agents of Truth Footprint Floor Decals Black Shoe Footprint Stickers for Floors and Walls 16 Prints • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Toy Cubby Kids Toddler Plastic Colorful Party Favors Magnifying Glasses - 24 pcs • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Beistle Fingerprints Peel N Place Sheet, 12 by 17-Inch, Black/White (2-Pack) • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94

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