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Mrs. Whitener from Morganton NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Overhead Math that's NOT Over Our Heads!

The cost of the Overhead Math Problem Solving Kit, a set of folding geometric shapes, a set of overhead folding geometric shapes, and a set of 10 geometry mirrors from Lakeshore Learning is $198, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $198 goal

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I am a fifth grade teacher in a rural North Carolina school with a 44% free lunch rate. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with young people each day and I am always searching for ways to help my students learn. I would like to improve their problem solving skills with featured math problems of the day. I have found a set of overhead transparencies that I feel will greatly help my students. These transparencies are separated into different categories and gradually progress in difficulty. I will use these each day to help my students gain extra practice on valuable math skills. This practice will be a warm up activity and I know it will help my students engage their brains and understand the daily math lesson. I have also found some transparencies and hands on manipulatives to help with geometry. Students must have hands on experience to understand symmetry and geometry. I would like to have a set of two-dimensional shapes that the children will fit inside three dimensional shapes. They will then be able to understand what the 3-D shapes look like when they are unfolded. An overhead set will also allow me to guide them through the process. The last thing I am asking for is a set of geometry mirrors to help my students discover symmetry. These mirrors have rulers on them so the students can place a geometric shape beside the mirror and draw symmetry to scale! I'm sure it would be a great way to learn. These sets would greatly improve my students' understanding this year and the years to come. I am very excited about these resources and would love to implement them in my classroom. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you!

Mrs. Whitener
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR191 - Overhead Math Problem Solving Kit - Gr. • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95
GF521 - Folding Geometric Shapes • Lakeshore Learning $34.95 1 $34.95
TW594X - Geometry Mirror - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning $27.50 1 $27.50
GF524 - Overhead Folding Geometric Shapes • Lakeshore Learning $7.95 1 $7.95

Materials cost

$120.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$161.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.55

Total project goal

$197.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$197.50

1 Donor

-$186.24

Donations toward project cost

-$162.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.24

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.32

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$0.00

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