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Mrs. Metcalf from Crowley TX is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Rules with Math Tools

My students need Cuisenaire Rods to provide a concrete example of multi-step problems.

  • $358 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have a super group of students who love to learn and expand their thinking. They are determined to do their best in whatever task is before them. We work together as a team and encourage each other along the way. We work hard everyday to be leaders by example.

When my students are asked what their favorite subject is, they always say math.They love to use manipulatives to represent concrete models of math examples.

Sometimes even for inside recess they will choose to make figures with geometric figures for fun.

My Project

We do not have many math manipulatives. Most critically low are manipulatives for fractions and general problem solving. Recently I attended a training showing how to use Cuisenaire Rods to help students make concrete examples of multi-step problems. Multi-step problems involving multiple operations are always difficult for 3rd graders.

Being able to work with Cuisenaire Rods can help provide a more visible relationship between the operations.

With the help of these particular manipulatives, students can over time gain a deeper understanding of how numbers and operations can work together. Plus, the ability to " see" the problem in a concrete way can help students who are struggling with abstract concepts.

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Mrs. Metcalf
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cuisenaire Rods Introductory Set • Nasco $11.15 22 $245.30

Materials cost

$245.30

Vendor shipping charges

$24.53

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$303.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$53.56

Total project goal

$357.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$357.07

1 Donor

-$357.07

Donations toward project cost

-$303.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.56

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$0.00

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