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  • $261 goal

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Mrs. Eason
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Money Skills Don't Come Cheap!

Help me give my students real world math experiences with money buy allowing us to purchase a teaching cash register, money games, and books about the value of money.

My Students

My students attend a small, rural PK-8 school. They enjoy playing sports, and the middle school students are fortunate to use Chromebooks to bring more of the world to them. Because we are rural, many of our students don't experience many activities that students in larger towns take for granted.

One critical problem is that our third and fourth grade students often struggle with real-world math applications, especially when handling money.

The concept of spending money and making change is difficult for them. We need some practice with hands-on, fun learning activities to practice our money skills.

My Project

Teaching money skills is difficult, especially to students in a special education classroom. Students will use the play cash register and realistic money sets to practice buying items and making change to learn practical money skills. Playing money board games will help them learn to think about money concepts as well. They will read books about money to apply literary skills to the concept of handling money.

By equipping my classroom with realistic teaching materials such as a cash register and play money, my students can learn life skills in a safe environment.

Reading about money, playing money board games, setting up a classroom store for realistic play will help students use concrete tasks to help them understand the valuable concepts of money value and mathematical literacy.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teaching Cash Register • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.46 1 $49.46
Learning to County Money Books - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $41.36 1 $41.36
Buy It Right Money Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $26.99 1 $26.99
Kaplan Money Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $23.36 1 $23.36
Money Bagstm Coin Value Game • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.96 1 $17.96
Classroom Money Kit • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26

Materials cost

$174.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$221.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.04

Total project goal

$260.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$260.26

3 Donors

-$260.26

Donations toward project cost

-$221.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 17 students.

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