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  • $125 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. K.
Grades PreK-2
  • Chavez Elementary Multicultural Academy
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Moving into the Third Dimension: Geometry for Pre-K

My students need 2 sets of Magna Tiles for math.

My Pre-K classroom consists of 40 English language learners, all of whom are considered to be "at-risk" students, living at or below the poverty level.

My classroom focuses on math and problem-solving skills. Geometry is one strand of math that is crucial to my curriculum. Organizing shapes in space is a basic and powerful experience that helps develop spatial sense and problem-solving skills. Students need to talk about, plan, and organize their thinking in order to construct coherent structures. Unfortunately, our current materials limit my students to flat-surfaced, one-dimensional shapes. I believe that in order to move them into higher order and abstract thinking, my students need more experience working with 3-dimensional shapes. The relationship between 2- and 3-dimensional shapes are neglected in most curricula and need a greater emphasis.

Magna Tiles are flat planes with magnetized edges that will allow my students to explore and create structures that require a 3-dimensional perspective. Engaging in this type of thinking will help them move from concrete to abstract thinking and clearer mental imaging.

Your help will allow me to provide richer and more complicated construction experiences that will be not only engaging and fun but also will challenge and stimulate their logical-mathematical and spatial awareness thought processes that are so essential to their learning.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magna-Tiles Clear Colors • Nasco $37.75 2 $75.50

Materials cost

$75.50

Vendor shipping charges

$7.55

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$102.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$22.39

Total project goal

$124.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$124.39

5 Donors

-$124.39

Donations toward project cost

-$102.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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