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Mrs. Smith from Sheboygan WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mathematicians in the Making

Help me give my students the foundation for basic math skills and number sense through the way they learn best; play and exploration.

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are energetic, curious, four and five year olds who love to learn through play and exploration. Many come from homes that don’t have any toys, books, or even basic school supplies. Some leave each school day wondering where they will sleep that night or if they will have another meal until the next school day. No matter their circumstances these children are fun loving, full of life, and very willing to fill their young minds with new information and knowledge.

My Project

These mathematical materials will help my students develop the basic math skills needed for kindergarten.

The counting tubes and rods will allow the students to physically manipulate the objects as they count the objects.

They will also aid in developing number identification, one-on-one correspondence, and making sets. The puzzles will allow students to develop problem solving skills as they maneuver the pieces into the correct place. The color puzzle will help students develop color identification skills as they manipulate the pieces.

The shape rods activity will provide the students with a chance to organize the objects in such a manor to create groups according to their shape and encourage open exploration.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LL443 - How Long Is It? Measurement Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
PP557 - See-Inside Counting Tubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT609 - Magnetic Shape Sorting Rods • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT607 - Magnetic Counting Rods • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
Basic Color Puzzle Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $29.66 1 $29.66
Melissa & Doug - Pirate 48-pc Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle • Teachers' School Supply $9.99 1 $9.99
Melissa & Doug - Playful Pets Jigsaw • Teachers' School Supply $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$177.60

Vendor shipping charges

$1.98

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$212.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.45

Total project goal

$249.69

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$249.69

2 Donors

-$125.00

Donations toward project cost

-$106.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

match offer

-$124.69

Match offer toward project cost

-$105.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.70

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$0.00

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