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Ms. M. from Meridian MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mathematical Investigators

My students need 15 math children's literature books.

  • $145 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Please help me provide my students with the opportunity to explore mathematical concepts, while reading.

I am a fourth grade teacher at a K-5 Title One elementary school in Mississippi.

Due to the financial crisis that our state is facing, we have received several budget cuts. My students are excited about learning. I feel that it is my job as their teacher to make sure that they stay excited about learning, regardless of our setbacks.

My Project

I believe that providing my students with the ability to read with understanding and the ability to apply mathematical concepts is the greatest gift that I can give them. Although my students enjoy our math lessons, many of them are ready to be challenged even more. My students, like many students, do not learn math well by just reading about it in the textbook. I believe that my students would benefit from seeing how math is used in everyday life. I would like to use mathematical children’s literature to stimulate interest, enjoyment, and confidence in my students. I feel that stories provide contexts in which mathematical concepts can be presented together with opportunities to think critically, solve problems, and make connections to students’ knowledge about the world. In order to help my students connect reading and math, we need 15 children’s literature books. The students will read the books and complete projects that are based on the books.

By funding our project, you will make it possible for my students to improve in both reading comprehension and mathematics.

Please help my students become mathematical investigators!

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Ms. M.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Two of Everything Lily Toy Hong, Judith Mathews (Editor), Lily T. Hong (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.81 1 $10.81
How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty Nathan Zimelman, Judith Mathews (Editor), Bill Slavin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
The Shape of Things Dayle Ann Dodds, Julie Lacome (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.77 1 $4.77
Biggest Pumpkin Ever Steven Kroll, Jeni Bassett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Pezzettino Leo Lionni • Barnes and Noble $10.90 1 $10.90
Go-Around Dollar Barbara Johnston Adams, Joyce Audy Zarius (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.30 1 $12.30
From One to One Hundred Teri Sloat, Teri Sloat (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $4.77 1 $4.77
The Wolf's Chicken Stew Keiko Kasza • Barnes and Noble $4.77 1 $4.77
100 Days of Cool (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, John Bendall-Brunello (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.09 1 $4.09
Penny Pot (MathStart) Stuart J. Murphy, Lynne Woodcock Cravath (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.09 1 $4.09
Counting on Frank Rod Clement, Rod Clement (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.75 1 $12.75
Candy Corn Contest (Kids of Polk Street School) Patricia Reilly Giff, Blanche Sims (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
The Quilt Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $3.76 1 $3.76
Much Bigger Than Martin Steven Kellogg, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.77 1 $4.77
What's Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah? Robert E. Wells • Barnes and Noble $4.77 1 $4.77

Materials cost

$100.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.07

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$118.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.03

Total project goal

$144.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$144.59

1 Donor

-$144.59

Donations toward project cost

-$118.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.03

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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