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Mr. Muhlestein from Pleasant Grove UT is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

New Classroom Organization

Help me give my students real life application of math concepts, fun and interesting math problems, classroom organization and tools to succeed in math.

  • $1,242 goal

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My Students

All of my classes are secondary math II so most of my students are sophomores with a few juniors and even a couple of seniors. The sophomores are in their first year at our high school so there are a lot of new and somewhat scary things for them. Most are very willing to learn math and get through the class but only a few see the value of what we're learning beyond this class. The gender split is close to even and the diversity in the classes is probably close to the school average. I have some very gifted students as well as some that are struggling, some that have IEP's and/or 504 plans, and a few english language learners.

I love to hear comments from my students like, "I didn't think math was fun before this class." I try to use diverse activities to show the real life application of what we're learning.

We do a lot of group work and my students do well at helping each other learn and grow.

My Project

These materials will help show that learning is fun as well as important. There are a few books that will help show how the math concepts we're covering will be used in every day real life. I also hope those books will let me offer some fun, challenging and interesting problems for the students to solve.

This is my first year teaching so I am also requesting several items that will help with classroom set up and management.

Personal whiteboards that can be used during instruction, geometry tools to use on paper as well as on the whiteboard during instruction. Basic classroom supplies also include staplers, three hole punches, folders, and whiteboard magnets.

Mr. Muhlestein
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sauder 418734 Library with Doors Bookcase, Milled Cherry • Amazon Business $173.32 1 $173.32
Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE Plum Graphing Calculator • Amazon Business $151.76 1 $151.76
Learning Advantage 7599 Dry Erase Magnetic Measurement Set Whiteboard Compass, Protractor, Ruler And Triangles • Amazon Business $72.57 1 $72.57
Charles Leonard Dry Erase Lapboard Class Pack, Includes 12 each of Whiteboards, 2 Inch Felt Erasers and Black Dry Erase Markers (35036) • Amazon Business $22.02 3 $66.06
Staples Tray, Side-Load, Letter, Black, 2 3/4"H x 12 1/2"W x 9 1/4"D, 6/Pk • Staples Advantage $19.69 2 $39.38
EAI Education GeoModel Folding Shapes: 10 cm - 11 Solids and 11 Nets • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
GUARDIAN WINDOW SHADE - 08X36IN FITS UP TO 06X30IN • School Specialty $30.28 1 $30.28
Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work(TM) (Stronger Relationships for Better Education Leadership) • Amazon Business $29.70 1 $29.70
When are We Ever Gonna Have to Use This Book and Poster Set • Nasco $28.95 1 $28.95
Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications • Nasco $28.50 1 $28.50
Math Games 180 Reproducible Activities to Motivate Excite and Challenge Students • Nasco $28.50 1 $28.50
Staples 10574 Adjustable 3-Hole Punch, 10 Sheet/20 Lb., Black • Staples Advantage $12.59 2 $25.18
Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Communities at Work - a practical guide for PLC teams and leadership • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Learning Resources Bullseye Demonstration Compass • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide • AKJ Education $24.05 1 $24.05
How I Wish I'd Taught Maths: Lessons learned from research, conversations with experts, and 12 years of mistakes • Amazon Business $22.50 1 $22.50
Solution Tree Professional Learning Communities at Work Book • Staples Advantage $22.19 1 $22.19
Staples Hanging File Folders, 5-Tab, Letter, Standard Green, Box/50 • Staples Advantage $19.29 1 $19.29
Geometry Compass Set by Ferocious Viking, Combination Compass Set for Solid and Plane Geometry Precision Tool for Drawing, Drafting, Math and Geometry with Beam Extension Bar • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Big Magnetic Dry Erase Labels Name Plates White Board 32 Labels 8 Colors,5.5" x2" • Amazon Business $18.90 1 $18.90
Staples Colored Top-Tab File Folders, 3 Tab, 5 Color Assortment, Letter Size, 100/Pack • Staples Advantage $18.49 1 $18.49
Rechargeable Wireless Number Pad, Jelly Comb N026B Ultra Slim 18-Key 2.4GHz Wireless Numeric Keypad with USB Receiver for Laptop, PC, Desktop, Notebook and More - Black • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Houseables Write On Magnets Roll, Dry Erase Magnetic Strip, Glossy White, 1 Inch Wide x 25' Long, Wipe Off Labels, Magnetically Receptive Whiteboard Sheet, Board Magnet, for Home, Office • Amazon Business $15.12 1 $15.12
Jielisi 12 inch Paper Trimmer, A4 Size Paper Cutter with Automatic Security Safeguard for Coupon, Craft Paper and Photo (Black) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Avery Economy Clear Sheet Protectors, 8.5" x 11", Acid-Free, Archival Safe, Top Loading, 100ct (75091) • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Staples Plastic Clear Tabs, 2" x 5/8", 50/Pack • Staples Advantage $9.49 1 $9.49
Swingline Commercial Desk Stapler, 20 Sheets Capacity, 210 Staples Capacity, Black (SWI44401) • Staples Advantage $9.19 1 $9.19
EXPO Towelettes • Nasco $8.95 1 $8.95
Professional Metal Bow Compass - Best for Geometry, Math, Drawing, Drafting, School - Includes Extra Lead Refills - Creates 10 Inch Diameter Circle - Reusable Bag - Makes A Great Gift for Student • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Staples Hanging Folder Tab Inserts, 3-1/2", 100/Pack (117788) • Staples Advantage $1.79 2 $3.58
Staples Hype Gripped Pen-Style Highlighters, Yellow, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.31 1 $2.31

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