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Ms. Schwartz from Chicago IL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Own the Math

Help me give my students manipulatives and math materials that will allow them to take ownership of their education.

  • $362 goal

This project expired on February 20, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Second grade is such a pivotal year for my students. I work in a high need neighborhood in the south side of Chicago. My school is one of many in the Chicago Public School District. I am hoping to see tremendous growth in my students both academically and emotionally. Everyday, we expect our students to embody excellence by showing Commitment, Accountability, Responsibility, and Emotional Intelligence. I hold my students to high expectations and I am confident they will soar above and beyond.

My scholars are brilliant, bright, and excited learners that deserve to be celebrated for all of their successes and come to a positive learning environment each and every day.

My Project

After working with my students for a few months now, what I am noticing is that my students lack the connection between concrete to conceptual understanding of math. My hope is that the items in my cart help bridge the gap for my students so that math is no longer frustrating but is hands-on, engaging, and enjoyable.

Students start to initiate their own learning and connect dots that create momentous jumps in learning.

With a constructivist approach, students synthesize new understanding from prior learning and new information.

The manipulatives and math materials I have in my cart are tools for students' success. Something like the place value flip chart allows students to create a number and assign each digit to its place value, which is a skill 2nd graders continuously work on. Different activities like the ten frame sets, write and wipe boards, and the mat floor game allow students to work together and challenge each other. Tools like these draw them away from teacher-led learning and allows students to dive into math independently.

Ms. Schwartz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 48 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
JJ877 - Turn-In-Your-Work Organizer • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
BX700X - Heavy-Duty Book Bins - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
HH727 - Equation Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 3 $38.97
HH728 - Numbers to 100 Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 3 $38.97
HH396 - Tactile Numbers Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $14.99 2 $29.98
FF899 - Place Value Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
HH726 - Number Patterns Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 2 $25.98
FF895 - Operations Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$272.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$306.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.17

Total project goal

$361.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$361.11

3 Donors

-$316.99

Donations toward project cost

-$306.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.05

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$44.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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