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Math Tools for Constructing Meaning

My students need math manipulatives: snap cubes, magna tiles, and place value sets in order to conceptualize and process math concepts.

My Students

Often times I hear kids say, "I can't do math." I want to change that concept. Instead I want to hear them say, " I think I can explain it this way." Providing students the needed tools and manipulatives that we don't have is the first step in changing this concept. You can help.

My students are 4th graders of diverse socio-economic backgrounds.

Many of my students are on free and reduced lunch, which campus-wide makes us a Title 1 school. My class has a wide range of learners, from gifted to learning disabled, and all the in between.

My Project

By providing the snap cubes, magna tiles, place value sets and other math materials will help students conceptualize and process math concepts. Students are going to be able to model their thinking when challenged in math. These tools are going to provide something physical they can use to count and move as they problem solve. As they do this, I will be able to see what kinds of numerical concepts they have as we'll as problem solving strategies. It will help to make the thinking visible. The geometric tools will allow students to physically manipulate geometry.

Becoming a mathematician is more than just being able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers.

It involves constructing meaning and problem solving. The tools from this donors choose are necessary in constructing young mathematicians.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DG547 - Magna-Tiles - Master Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $129.99 1 $129.99
CUBES SNAP S/1000 • School Specialty $104.49 1 $104.49
GG902 - Place Value Hands-On Teaching Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
SNAP CUBES SET OF 500 • School Specialty $62.69 1 $62.69
SHAPES FOLDING GEOMETRIC SHAPES COMBO SET • School Specialty $51.20 1 $51.20
LL986 - Protractors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99

Materials cost

$458.35

Vendor shipping charges

$21.84

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$517.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.25

Total project goal

$608.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$608.32

1 Donor

-$608.32

Donations toward project cost

-$517.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$91.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 20 students.

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