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Mr. De Luna from Altadena CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Supplies for Growth Mindset Mathematicians!

My students need Compass, Protractors and other supplies to keep working on their projects but of course we need all of our supplies to start the year strong. Thank you for your help.

  • $672 goal

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My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. Our school serves students in grades 8-12 and provides rigorous academics, fantastic teachers and a safe learning environment. Our goal is to prepare our students for success in high school and college, and our alumni have gone on to schools such UCLA, Chapman University, Occidental College, Azusa Pacific University, Cal State Universities, and many more. My math classrooms are a place of challenge and discovery.

By challenging the curiosity of students by setting them problems proportionate to their knowledge, and helps them to solve their problems with stimulating questions, I may be able to give them a taste for, and some means of, independent thinking.

Encouraging my students to work on problems that are challenging for them so that they can make mistakes. Mistakes are valuable!!! It is important for students to take risks, engage in “productive struggle”, and make mistakes. And keep telling students that struggle is really important. It will make their brains grow.

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting for my students already have a "home." In other words, I know exactly where everything will go. We just need your help in getting everything through our door! The pencils, poster boards, protractors, and other supplies of the sort will be used by the students, so that they may create inspired poster to share their project based problems. The donations to this project will help to improve my students' understanding of and competency in fluency, discourse, and application in mathematics. By implementing the Growth-Mindset Project Based and Communicative Approach model, my students will begin to see themselves as true mathematicians and thinkers. We will use these materials to aide us in the process of becoming life-long independent mathematicians. My goal is to provide stimulating environments for all students; with a classroom that offers opportunities and challenges for students while at the same time to encourage and nurture a student's development. Let’s consider the work of a mathematician: One first has to pose an important problem, then map out a mathematical approach, one will probably collaborate with others on ideas, and engage in what Lakatos describes as a zig-zagging process of conjecturing, refining counter examples and proving. One has to form a mathematical model, apply methods, draw diagrams, connect ideas, reason about connections and communicate in different forms. The work is multidimensional. When mathematics is taught as a multidimensional subject in classrooms students engage more, enjoy math more and achieve at higher levels. Yet I truly need your support to make this a reality. Thanks

Mr. De Luna
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
School Smart Railroad Board, 6-Ply, 22 x 28 Inches, Assorted Colors, 25 Boards • Amazon Business $24.67 4 $98.68
Samsill Economy 3 Ring View Binders, 1 Inch Round Ring, Customizable Clear View Cover, Black, Bulk Binders - 12 Pack • Amazon Business $29.57 3 $88.71
Fiskars 1565901000 Compass and Protractor Set, Color Received May Vary • Amazon Business $2.28 25 $57.00
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $9.99 5 $49.95
Mead #15326 200CT White Filler Paper ,pack of 6 • Amazon Business $19.38 2 $38.76
160 Colors Wood Colored Pencils Set Artist Painting Oil Based Pencil for School Drawing Sketching Art Supplies … • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Learning Resources Rainbow Pocket Chart, Nylon • Amazon Business $26.59 1 $26.59
Learning Resources Mathlink Cubes, Educational Counting Toy, Set of 100 Cubes • Amazon Business $8.49 3 $25.47
Schoolworks 153520-1004 Blunt Kids Scissors Classpack of 12, 5 Inch • Amazon Business $12.71 2 $25.42
Sargent Art 36 Count Premium Pink Eraser Class Pack, Best Buy Assortment, 36-1012 • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98
Betan 30 Pack Wooden Rulers Student Rulers Wood School Rulers Measuring Ruler Office Rulers,2 Scale,30 cm and 12 inch • Amazon Business $11.99 2 $23.98

Materials cost

$488.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$44.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$570.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.69

Total project goal

$671.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$671.25

4 Donors

-$338.42

Donations toward project cost

-$291.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.01

match offer

-$328.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$279.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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