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Ms. McGroarty from Naperville IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

More Math Manipulatives for Honors Students

Help me give my students a chance to lay foundations of math through the use of concrete manipulatives.

  • $734 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are inquisitive, creative, and quick to rise to a challenge. They crave conversation and higher-order thinking and are passionate about learning.

Our school is not the norm for our suburb as we are a Title I school and our students are working so hard to advance their skills.

Nothing excites them more than being able to answer the question why? They want to not only know the answer to something but why that answer makes sense.

These children will lead the future of our society and I want to ensure they have the confidence and skills to do so.

My Project

I'm filling in the holes from my last DonorChoose.org project. I still have a need for some more manipulatives to make sure that students can reinforce the concepts being taught. Abstract thinking comes after concrete so I want to make sure I have tangible concrete manipulatives to use for each unit of study. With 3 grade levels, that makes for a lot of different manipulatives needed. These concrete examples help students check their reasoning and feel engaged with their learning. They are ready to tackle more complex questions once they are confident they know the answers to the base level questions. Math has many areas -- patterns, measurement, geometry, statistics, probability, and more -- and they're often unfamiliar, abstract, and confusing to students. I will use the math manipulatives to help children develop the ability and confidence to find their way around in each of these areas, see how they connect and know what to do should they forget a fact or procedure. I am buying a variety of manipulatives that will be used in several of my various grade level units. I am trying to subscribe to the CRA (Concrete-Representational-Abstract) model for teaching math. The purpose of teaching through a concrete-to-representational-to-abstract sequence of instruction is to ensure students truly have a thorough understanding of the math concepts/skills they are learning. When students are allowed to first develop a concrete understanding of the math concept/skill, then they are much more likely to perform that math skill and truly understand math concepts at the abstract level.

Materials to be purchased:

Place Value Hands-On Teaching Kit

Area & Perimeter Hands-On Teaching Kit

Fractions & Decimals Hands-On Teaching Kit

Math Talk Magnetic Fraction Center

Student Write & Wipe Number Lines - Decimals

Number Talk Daily Activity Center

Fraction Number Lines Write & Wipe

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 62 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GG581 - Place Value Hands-On Teaching Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
GG583 - Fractions & Decimals Hands-On Teaching Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
GG585 - Area & Perimeter Hands-On Teaching Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $79.99 1 $79.99
DD115 - Math Talk Magnetic Fraction Center - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
RR667 - Student Write & Wipe Number Lines - Decimals • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 2 $39.98
DD286 - Show What You Know Math Performance Tasks - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE114 - Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE115 - Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
PP863 - Fraction Number Lines Write & Wipe Boards - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD288 - Show What You Know Math Performance Tasks - Gr. 5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
EE113 - Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Gr. 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL988 - Factor Triangles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
DD287 - Show What You Know Math Performance Tasks - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
LL976 - Decimal Operations Grids • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$584.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$623.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$110.05

Total project goal

$733.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$733.67

1 Donor

-$733.67

Donations toward project cost

-$623.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$110.05

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$0.00

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