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Mrs. Brown from Youngstown OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our Math Skills Are Glowing

My students need materials for a Glow in the Dark themed review of important math concepts.

  • $208 goal

This project expired on July 29, 2018.

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My Students

I work in a wonderful School-wide Title I school in a low income community. Our school is full of hard working staff that are dedicated to insuring the best for all of our students. I teach in a departmentalized grade level, teaching math, science and social studies to two homerooms. Our classroom is a full inclusion classroom, so students have a wide range of abilities and strengths.

Due to the diversity of needs in the classroom, the students have benefited greatly from small group differentiated math instruction at their levels.

Because of this wide range of learning capabilities, my classroom needs a variety of resources to make sure I am able to provide them with whole group and small group instruction that will help them to grow and succeed at their individual levels. Our students love learning and are engaged by using a variety hands on materials, technology and differentiated resources.

My Project

Who says math practice has to be boring? Our students have been working hard to prepare for state testing. I want to provide them with a fun and engaging way to review important math concepts with a Glow in the Dark themed math day. State testing can be a stressful time and many of our students also come to school with stresses from home on their minds. I want to provide for them a fun day where they can be fully immersed in engaging Glow in the Dark math activities.

I plan to have a Glow in the Dark Math day where students can have fun working together with their peers regardless of their ability levels and at the same time review important math skills in an engaging way and strengthen their love of learning.

Some of the fun activities students will be able to participate in include: solving multiple step word problems on neon plastic plates, matching equations and answers on neon cups, solving problems involving multiplication, division, area, and perimeter using glow in the dark pebbles, and using glow sticks as manipulatives to act out word problems.

These activities will come to life in our classroom with black lights, neon materials, and glow in the dark resources. Students will be able to leave the stresses of state testing behind and focus just on being kids and having fun while learning. The experience will help foster positive feelings about math and learning and students of all ability levels will be able to work together with these Glow in the Dark resources. Students will be fully engaged in activities that will help build their confidence in their math abilities.

Mrs. Brown
Grades 3-5
  • E J Blott Elementary School
  • Youngstown, OH
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 44 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
UV LED Black Light Fixtures, Leciel 6W Portable Blacklight Lamp for UV Poster, UV Art, Ultraviolet Curing, Authentication Currency or Stain Detector • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
300 Glowsticks, Sunlitec 300 Pcs 8" Light up Toys Glow Sticks Bracelet Necklace Light-Up Mixed Colors Party Favors Supplies with 356 Connectors (Total 656 PCs) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Party Essentials Hard Plastic 6-Inch Round Party/Dessert Plates, Assorted Neon, 40-Count • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
5-Pack SUPER BRIGHT UV Blacklight Reactive Fluorescent / Neon Gaffer Tape Matte Finish • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Optimal Shop 6 Pack UV Ultra Violet Blacklight 9 LED Flashlight Torch Light Outdoors Etc • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Gledto Disco Party Lights DJ Blacklight, 3 LED Mini Portable Stage Light Sound Activated Strobe Light Night Lamp for House Party Nightclub Karaoke Dance Wedding Ballroom Bedroom Event (with Remote) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Energizer AAA Batteries, Triple A Battery Max Alkaline (24 Count) E92BP-24 • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Wausau 21289 Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb / 89 gsm, “Happy” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Party Essentials Hard Plastic 10-Ounce Party Cups/Tumblers, 50-Count, Assorted Neon • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
Goldflower 200PCS Glow in the Dark Garden Pebbles for Walkways and Decor & Plants & DIY in Blue & Green • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Paper Neon Gift Bags - Neon (1 dz) • Amazon Business $4.75 1 $4.75

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