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Ms. G. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mathing...It's Reading and Writing With Math

The cost of books about mathematics is $604, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This project expired on May 31, 2007.

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My goal this year with my 3rd grade students is to increase their interest in mathematics. It is difficult for some students to become excited about math. The key is to surround them with materials they cannot resist. I plan to capture their attention in math two ways using math storybooks and math journals. We are going to call this subject "Mathing" which will be made up of reading and creative writing in mathematics. First, I plan to expose the students to a new concept by reading a storybook that will supplement the mathematics lesson. For example when we learn about polygons, we will read "The Greedy Triangle" which allows the students to recognize polygons in their everyday lives. After we finish reading the book, it will become part of our classroom library so my students can check it out and take it home to read. Second, I will encourage them to write creatively in their math journals allowing them the freedom to write about the something from the book or the concept that was covered in the math lesson. I will encourage students to write fiction pieces that relate to the book or nonfiction writing such as creating a problem and a solution using the skill. Writing about what they have read will help them increase their literacy skills and begin to understand mathematics concepts in a way that is meaningful to them. I have been teaching 5th grade for the past two years at Paul Revere Elementary on Chicago's south side and I am looking forward to a move to 3rd grade. With this change I am need of materials to supplement my curriculum so we can start "Mathing". Having a variety of math story books and math journals for each student will enable this project to benefit the all of the students in my class throughout the year. Our new subject called "Mathing" can be a reality with your generous gift.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Math Notebook Grades 3-6 (Set of 10) • Delta Education $19.95 4 $79.80
Librarian Who Measured the Earth, Vol. 1 Kathryn Lasky, Kevin Hawkes, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale Hitz Demi, Demi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Pegasus Marianna Mayer, Kinuko Craft (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Cupid and Psyche Marie Charlotte Craft, Kinuko Craft (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
A Cloak for the Dreamer Aileen Friedman, Kim Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Grapes of Math Greg Tang, Harry Briggs (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Only One Marc Harshman, Barbara Garrison (Illustrator), Designed by Kathleen Westray • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Greedy Triangle Marilyn Burns, Gordon Silveria (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
The Best of Times: Math Strategies that Multiply Greg Tang, Harry Briggs (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Two of Everything: A Chinese Folktale Retold by Lily Toy Hong, Lily T. Hong (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
I Hate Mathematics! Book Marilyn Burns, Linda Allison, David L. Weitzman, Martha Weston (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
Counting on Frank Rod Clement • Barnes and Noble $11.70 1 $11.70
40 Fabulous Math Mysteries Kids Can't Resist: Fun-Filled Reproducible Mystery Stories That Build Essential Math Problem-Solving Skills Martin Lee, Marcia Miller • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Art of Shapes: For Children and Adults Margaret Steele, Cindy Estes • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales Theoni Pappas • Barnes and Noble $9.85 1 $9.85
Adventures of Penrose - the Mathematical Cat Theoni Pappas, Theoni Pappas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.85 1 $9.85
Ed Emberley's Picture Pie: A Circle Drawing Book Ed Emberley, Ed Emberley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Anno's Magic Seeds Mitsumasa Anno, Mitsumasa Anno (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
12 Ways To Get To 11 Eve Merriam, Bernie Karlin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Each Orange Had 8 Slices Paul Giganti, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
26 Letters and 99 Cents Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich, Last Sunday Ray Cruz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Grandfather Tang's Story Ann Tompert, Robert A. Parker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
King's Chessboard David Birch, Devis Grebu (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Million Fish...More or Less Patricia C. McKissack, Dena Schutzer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
How Much Is a Million?, Vol. 1 David M. Schwartz, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
If You Made a Million David M. Schwartz, Amy Cohn (Editor), Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On Lois Ehlert, Lois Ehlert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Hershey's Milk Chocolate Fractions Book Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster, Rob Bolster (Illustrator), Robert C. Bolster (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Sank the Boat? Pamela Allen, Pamela Allen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hershey's Milk Chocolate Weights and Measures Jerry Pallota, Rob Bolster (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
One Hundred Hungry Ants Elinor J. Pinczes, Bonnie Mackain (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Remainder of One Elinor J. Pinczes, Bonnie MacKain (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Remainder of One Elinor J. Pinczes, Bonnie MacKain (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Sea Squares Joy N. Hulme, Carol Schwartz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
How Big Is a Foot? Rolf Myller, Susan McCrath • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05

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