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Ms. McVeigh from Costa Mesa CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Not Enough Fingers, We Need Rekenreks!

Help me give my students Ten-Bar Rekenreks (100 beads on each ) to use for strategic reasoning in math.

  • $409 goal

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My Students

I teach in a Title I school in CA. Most of my students come from a low socioeconomic background. About 1/2 are English language learners. Half of my students live in a single parent home. These children love school and are excited to come each day. They are happy kids who encourage and celebrate one another's victories. We walk to a nearby Assisted Living home once a month to visit with our elderly friends. The children are so loving, patient,and kind with the residents there (most have dementia), while making crafts, chatting together, reading together etc Some of the children have taken their parents to visit their special friends at the Assisted Living home on weekends and one little girl and her single mom took Christmas gifts to some of the residents there! My 1st grade students are learning how to serve others and give of themselves.

My students love math and the challenge of solving math word problems.

They need help developing the ability & confidence to solve math problems & they need the tools to test and confirm their reasoning. They are eager to tackle double digit numbers up to 100 and beyond!

My Project

This grant will allow the purchase of 22 ten-bar Rekenreks ( 100 beads on each) for each of my first graders to be used for strategic reasoning in math. The Rekenrek is a wonderful tool, a visual model, for supporting the development of number sense, addition and subtraction strategies, place value, and subitizing.

Using the 100 bead Rekenreks, students will extend their counting to 100, add and subtract within 100, compose & decompose numbers into tens and ones, & explore multiplication as repeated addition.

The Rekenrek will help build students' confidence by giving them a way to test and confirm their reasoning and to help make abstract ideas concrete. The use of math tools offers the students an authentic learning experience which will help my students to bridge the gap between the world in which they live and the abstract world of mathematics.

Ms. McVeigh
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rekenrek to 100 with Color Change • Nasco $11.95 22 $262.90

Materials cost

$262.90

Vendor shipping charges

$26.29

State sales tax

$24.06

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$347.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.27

Total project goal

$408.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$408.46

3 Donors

-$355.52

Donations toward project cost

-$347.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.33

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$52.94

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$0.00

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