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Mrs. Ayala from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

May the Math Force Be With You!

Help me give my students the love of math and reading. Imagine math books like math mysteries, reading about female mathematicians, and the Mayans as they relate to mathematics.

  • $167 goal

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My Students

I will be teaching smart, kind, and motivated students who are at a Title I, at-risk school, in a 3rd grade classroom. I have diverse students of all levels and abilities in my classroom.

My classroom prioritizes efforts to promote diversity in the areas of literacy, math, and science!

At our school, we appreciate the fact that we can learn from our differences. The school itself is small due to its location, and state funding is tied to the number of students who attend, so budget cuts were made in the classroom. Teachers have to purchase many materials.

Differentiation is very important in every classroom! Technology seems to provide the very best avenue for true differentiation and blended learning, and my students need your help!

My Project

These books will make a big difference in the lives of my students and my classroom for many years to come! Math and reading go hand in hand. Students will learn to problem solve by using logic skills to solve mysteries. Students will learn about the Mayan numeral system to create their own. Students will read about the women in math and learn how NASA uses math. These math books will be on display every day for students to read. These books will teach about the value of math. Reading these stories will teach students to be confident about math as they reinforce math skills. Reading and math are the keys to success!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 100 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math! • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Mayan Civilization • AKJ Education $8.58 1 $8.58
Math Poetry • AKJ Education $8.37 1 $8.37
What Are You Figuring Now? • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Fractions & Decimals • AKJ Education $6.50 1 $6.50
The History of Money • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Multiplying Menace • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall Is 1000? • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
If You Were a Quadrilateral • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Lemonade War • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Candy Corn Contest • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Fractions = Trouble! • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Tiling With Shapes • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
The Great Polygon Caper • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
Estimating and Measuring • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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