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Mrs. Mathes from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mathes' Math Stars

Help me give my students a math center where they can explore different strategies to solving problems and practice explaining their answer.

  • $289 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Do you remember being quizzed by your loved ones on your multiplication and division facts? Many of the students I teach would not be able to relate.

I teach in a high poverty neighborhood of Philadelphia where math is not always the strongest subject for my students.

There is a strong focus on word problems and being able to explain your answer, which many of my students struggle with completing due to low reading levels.

The greatest attribute of my students though, is that despite the troublesome environment and personal setbacks, they still have an incredible ability and eagerness to learn-especially with hands-on materials.

My Project

The Philadelphia School District is focusing on Common Core Shifts with Mathematics where they encourage teachers to put more focus, coherence and rigor into the standards they are teaching.

The materials I am asking for will help students become better prepared to focus and dissect word problems and help them conceptualize procedural math.

The "What is the Best Strategy" Problem Solving Center cards and the Power Pen Word Problem Quiz cards will help reinforce the strategies used in class and help my students think differently about math in a more fun and engaging way. With your donation, students will be able to work in small group centers with rigorous hands on materials.

Mrs. Mathes
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP725X - What's the Best Strategy? Problem Solving Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
GT278 - Write & Wipe Graphing Boards - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
RC244 - 1" Graphing Chart Pad • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
BD534 - Power Pen!® Word Problem Quiz Cards - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$211.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$245.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.26

Total project goal

$288.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$288.41

5 Donors

-$288.41

Donations toward project cost

-$245.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.26

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$0.00

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