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Ms. Ahmann from Baltimore MD is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mustaches For Math Manipulatives

My students need math supplies they can touch and change, to make confusing concepts tangible.

  • $712 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

14 + 5 = 19 11 - 6 = 5 What do all those symbols mean, anyways?

I teach first grade at a public school in a high-poverty area.

The students, teachers, staff and parents at my school have worked very hard to make the best of a challenging environment. We count the things we can find--coffee stirrers, old crayons, pencils, and pocket change--and we're doing okay. But I want my students to know that math is all about novelty. It's about getting a new grasp on the world, and creating new things. I want them to have a set of supplies that will support these new experiences. And, who knew it? One brave soul has offered to grow a mustache to support us!

My Project

With your help, we can give manipulable number lines, oodles of things to count, move, and group, place value materials, lap boards, magnetic manipulatives and analog clocks to every child in my classroom (and all the lucky kiddo's who follow in their footsteps). You can end the idea that math is ungraspable, unreal, and unimportant. You can make math touchable.

This project will bring hands-on math materials into the lives of my first-graders--materials that will make abstract number concepts come to life for them.

Please send us a few of your hard earned dollars (or grow a heartfelt mustache). It's for the kids.

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Ms. Ahmann
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JD642 - Lakeshore Student Clocks - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning $19.95 2 $39.90
DD447 - Regrouping Activity Chart • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
FF551 - Elementary Number Line Activity Chart • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
JJ388 - Write & Wipe Student Number Lines - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning $7.99 1 $7.99
RR621 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Lapboard • Lakeshore Learning $6.95 10 $69.50
PH345 - Magnetic Write & Wipe Board - 18" x 24" • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RR662 - Jumbo Magnetic Counters - Set of 100 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
RR661 - Jumbo Magnetic Numbers - Set of 30 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 1 $29.95
TT803 - Magnetic Numbers & Counters • Lakeshore Learning $24.95 5 $124.75
RR968 - Math Journal - Gr. 1-3 - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $27.95 2 $55.90
ID306 - Magnetic Coins • Lakeshore Learning $9.95 1 $9.95
EE923 - Giant Magnetic Place Value Blocks • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
JJ273 - Traditional Manuscript - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning $6.99 1 $6.99

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