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Mrs. Gilbert from Peru ME is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mathematical Minds in Action

My students need math manipulatives, games and texts to help them gain knowledge and practice the basic mathematical skills.

  • $507 goal

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My Students

My students are from a rural community in Maine. We attend a public school where 63% of students are economically disadvantaged. I am a second grade teacher and I often wonder how we expect 7 and 8 year olds to sit for such long periods of time with paper and pencil tasks. I have found that in order to get students involved and excited about learning, we need to give them hands-on, meaningful tasks. Math manipulatives and games will help students to not only see math concepts in different ways but will also aid them in becoming deeper problem solvers.

My Project

My students come to school eager to learn every day. I have noticed such frustration in them when they struggle to grasp the basic math concepts necessary for richer, deeper problem solving. Through these fraction circles and bars, perimeter and area hands-on measurement center, math write and wipe boards, books, and games they will be able to gain these basic skills by seeing the numbers and concepts in different ways, hearing stories that can relate to their own lives and practicing with them through fun.

Your generous donation will provide our classroom with the tools needed to help students develop solid foundational math skills.

Future careers require individuals with solid math knowledge. By building these skills now, students will be ready for more complex problem solving task when they reach 3rd, 4th, 5th grade and beyond. In turn creating mathematical thinkers for the future.

Mrs. Gilbert
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE922 - Giant Magnetic Fraction Circles & Bars • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
TT486 - Length, Perimeter & Area Hands-On Measurement Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
DD468 - Visualize Math Write & Wipe Boards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF297 - Hands-On Addition Regrouping Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF298 - Hands-On Subtraction Regrouping Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL696 - Number Line Slider Boards (0-20) - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF300 - Giant Magnetic Regrouping Chart • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE498 - 3-D Geometric Shapes Tub • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
The Good Neighbors' Cheese Feast: A Cheesy Mouse Tale of Subtraction with Regrouping (The Good Neighbors Math Series) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Measuring Penny (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pigs on a Blanket (Pigs Will Be Pigs) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If You Were a Minus Sign (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Grandfather Tang's Story (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
The Mission of Addition (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
On the Scale, a Weighty Tale (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
How Long or How Wide?: A Measuring Guide (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
The Action of Subtraction (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Shark Swimathon (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
DD107 - Black Write & Wipe Markers - Broad-Tip - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $4.99 1 $4.99
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $4.64 1 $4.64
A Second, a Minute, a Week With Days in It: A Book About Time (Math Is Categorical) • Amazon Business $4.13 1 $4.13
DD103 - Write & Wipe Thin-Line Markers - 4-Color Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $3.99 1 $3.99

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