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  • $791 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Rorimer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Motivating Math Materials

My students need engaging math manipulatives (double-sided counters, interactive number lines, place value blocks, a class set of rekenreks, and a clock) to help develop their number sense.

My Students

Who says math has to be boring? A recent article in the New York Times underlined the importance of "very early exposure to numbers" to ensure future success in mathematics. By the end of this year, my students need to develop a strong number sense along with the understanding that math is fun!

My classroom can best be described as a one-room school house!

I teach first and second graders from diverse backgrounds, functioning at a variety of academic levels. The majority of my students have special needs or are learning English as a second language. They are eager, expectant, and joyful learners, who love hands-on activities. My students attend an urban elementary school, and the majority of the class qualifies for free breakfast and lunch, which is an indicator of a high poverty rate.

My Project

My students need engaging math materials in order to develop a strong foundation in numeracy. These materials will make it possible to arrange hands-on, student-centered learning activities. Manipulatives such as double-sided counters, sliding number lines, and rekenreks (arithmetic racks similar to an abacus) will allow my students to reason concretely. The math manipulatives will be so much fun that my students will hardly realize that they are solving challenging math problems and reasoning quantitatively. In addition, a new magnetic write and wipe easel, will allow for an infinite range of teaching possibilities with magnetic place value blocks and a new teaching clock. Lessons will be much more visible, and more student-centered with these versatile teaching tools.

It is essential that my students develop a strong understanding of number systems by the end of this year.

These new materials will help my students understand relationships between numbers in concrete ways. Furthermore, these materials will enable my students to become confident and capable young mathematicians.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
LM510 - All-Purpose Teaching Easel • Lakeshore Learning Materials $249.00 1 $249.00
Nasco’s Rekenrek Classroom Kit • Nasco $189.95 1 $189.95
LL696 - Number Line Slider Boards - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 3 $89.97
EE923 - Giant Magnetic Place Value Blocks • Lakeshore Learning Materials $44.99 1 $44.99
JJ486 - Lakeshore Magnetic Teaching Clock • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RA522 - Double-Sided Counters • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99

Materials cost

$613.89

Vendor shipping charges

$19.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.21

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$672.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.61

Total project goal

$790.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$790.71

5 Donors

-$740.71

Donations toward project cost

-$629.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$111.11

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 24 students.

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