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Ms. Drachtman from Highland Park NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mentor Texts for Math!

Help me give my students picture books to learn and love math in school!

  • $419 goal

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My Students

My students are eager to learn and love coming to school. Our school is located in a small town. My students are composed of a diverse group of learners from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. Each one of them is unique and offers valuable insight to our classroom community.

The classroom is their second home, and it should continue to be a safe place for them to learn and grow.

Second graders are energetic and passionate about learning. They love hearing stories and finding a cozy spot to curl up with a good book. They learn through doing and enjoy playing math games. Each one of them is unique and offers valuable insight to our classroom community.

My Project

Children learn in a variety of ways, and it is so important to embrace their learning styles. It is my goal to enrich math class with the addition of picture books to reach my learners in a different way. My learners will be able to connect with these stories while practicing critical thinking skills. Through the use of literature, my students will discover the power of mathematical investigation.

Using picture books for math will make lessons engaging, fun, and creative while integrating literacy skills.

These picture books will allow for an interesting and unique context for my mathematicians to view crucial life skills such a money, time, place value, geometry, measurement, and more. Hearing these stories will inspire students to notice how math is embedded into their daily lives.

Ms. Drachtman
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 23 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT769X Neon Connect Store Book Bins Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $27.99 1 $27.99
The Go-Around Dollar • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
A Million Dots • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Zero the Hero • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Perfect Square • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I'm Trying to Love Math • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry (Matt and Bibi Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Second, a Minute, a Week with Days in It: A Book about Time (Math Is CATegorical ®) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Place Value • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? (Math Is CATegorical ®) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Comes in 2's, 3's & 4's? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Zachary Zormer: Shape Transformer (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Follow the Money! • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
If You Were a Minus Sign (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
How Long or How Wide?: A Measuring Guide (Math Is CATegorical ®) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Two of Everything • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Once Upon a Dime: A Math Adventure (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Shape Up!: Fun With Triangles and Other Polygons • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Triangles • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
If You Were a Plus Sign (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
If You Were a Polygon (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
A Fair Bear Share (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Just Enough Carrots (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Game Time! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mall Mania (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Super Sand Castle Saturday (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Coin Counting Book • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Animals on Board (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
If You Were a Quadrilateral (Math Fun) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
How Much Is a Million? (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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