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Mrs. S.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Mathematical Bare Bones: Getting Back to Basics

The cost of a variety of basic math supplies, including protractors and markers (from Quill Corporation, Delta Education, and ABC School Supply, Inc.) is $771, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

You know the old saying, "Build it and they will come". Well, in my math classes I say, "Have it and they will do". I'm an eighth grade mathematics teacher in a Katrina-affected area of south Louisiana that has taken in displaced students and their families. I'm faced with a challenge much greater than most teachers today. Not only is teaching the basics of math demanding since the devastating hurricanes because of increased numbers and the diversity of students I now have, but having enough supplies to keep my students personally engaged in math activities is a challenge. I call this request my "getting back to basics" plea because I just need good old basic supplies like protractors, dry board erasers and markers, individual white boards, and rulers. These basic supplies are key to my students getting hands-on practice, which makes such a lasting difference in their progress throughout the year. Please consider this proposal for basic math supplies for my students. I need 180 protractors, rulers, and dry erase markers and approximately 35 individual white boards and erasers. I hope you will seriously give this "bare bones" proposal your consideration. Thanks!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
EXPO DRY ERASE MARKERS; CHISEL POINT, RED -- Expo Dry Erase Markers; Chisel Point, Red • Quill Corporation $11.69 3 $35.07
EXPO DRY ERASE MARKERS; CHISEL POINT, BLACK -- Expo Dry Erase Markers; Chisel Point, Black • Quill Corporation $11.69 3 $35.07
EXPO DRY ERASE MARKERS; CHISEL POINT, BLUE -- Expo Dry Erase Markers; Chisel Point, Blue • Quill Corporation $11.69 3 $35.07
EXPO DRY ERASE MARKERS; CHISEL POINT, GREEN -- Expo Dry-Erase Markers; Chisel Point, Green • Quill Corporation $11.69 3 $35.07
Rulers and More - Dual Scale Primary Rulers (Set of 30) • Delta Education $10.95 6 $65.70
Drawing Instrument - Student Protractor (Set of 30) • Delta Education $7.95 6 $47.70
Economy Marker Board -- 12'' X 18'' • ABC School Supply, Inc. $4.69 35 $164.15
EXPO DRY ERASE MARKER SET -- Expo Dry-Erase Markers; Fine Point, 4-Color Set • Quill Corporation $4.22 8 $33.76
EXPO ERASER -- Sanford Expo Dry-Erase Erasers; Eraser • Quill Corporation $2.51 35 $87.85

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