My students are categorized as intellectually disabled. They are hard workers who need extra support and practice in order to acquire and retain information.
My students rely heavily on visual aids and accurate visual models in order to internalize skills.
In math, my students are working to understand and retain basic numeric concepts. The use of manipulatives and visual aids facilitates their understanding and application of skills. Learning skills that will aid in my students living independently as well as gain and maintain employment to be contributing members of society is the ultimate goal.
My students will be completing a unit on ordering and comparing numbers. The materials that I have requested will provide my students with an opportunity to learn through the use of manipulatives. These will help them visualize and compare number quantities.
My students will use the base ten blocks to quantify information.
They will use the tangrams to count and compare numbers in a way that allows them to explore with their tactile senses. My students can use the other manipulatives I've requested to strengthen their fine motor skills as they create life-long abilities to be independent learners and thinkers.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Ormes.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Mrs. Ormes and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.