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Mrs. Massey from Charlotte NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mind Over Math

Help me give my students Fine Motor Math Centers that will provide hands on learning experiences with shapes, counting, and patterning.

  • $294 goal

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My Students

There are 18 PreK students in my class who represent several different cultures. Four of the students have already been identified as having a special need; however, that does not keep them from interacting with their peers and learning new skills and information.

Young children learn and demonstrate a variety of math skills through play without realizing that they are learning.

Although many of my students are bilingual and some have speech and language delays, play is universal regardless of their level of communication. There is one student who I have not heard speak. He is able to follow class routines and 1-2 step directions. It is my goal to get him to speak before the end of the school year. Until that time, he will have to demonstrate his knowledge by using small manipulatives and other materials in the classroom.

Using manipulatives will make it easy for all of my students to interact and communicate with each other.

My Project

Manipulative activities are vital to learning and reinforcing math concepts. I model how to use the materials appropriately then allow students to use and explore them on their own. The magnetic activity tins will help students learn measurement, shapes, number recognition, and counting skills.

The Fine Motor Math Centers, Learn Shapes, and Learn to Count Dough Mats allow students to develop their fine motor skills while learning to count, sort, and make patterns.

One of the most popular learning center activities in my classroom is the sand table. Students will learn to recognize and identify numerals by using the Sift and Find Number Shells when they are at the sand table.

Adding these materials to my classroom will help students learn and demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of various math skills.

Mrs. Massey
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 18 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT265X - Fine Motor Math Centers - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
TT365 - Numbers & Counting Magnetic Activity Tin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT361 - Shapes Magnetic Activity Tin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT362 - Measurement Magnetic Activity Tin • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE784 - Sift & Find Number Shells • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LA302 - Learn Shapes! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
LL688 - Learn to Count! Dough Mats • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$200.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.67

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$249.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.05

Total project goal

$293.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$293.66

4 Donors

-$143.00

Donations toward project cost

-$129.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.95

match offer

-$141.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$120.56

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.28

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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