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Mr. Ortiz from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Aloud Math Connections

My students need the Stuart J. Murphy Math Start library in order to make connections to math concepts through literature.

  • $853 goal

This project expired on December 27, 2017.

This project expired on December 27, 2017.

My Students

The majority of our students are limited English proficient (LEP). They are struggling not only in acquiring the basic English skills needed, but also in making sense of many academic subjects such as math. In order to help our students, we need to focus on building their English literacy levels.

Coming from a low-income community, our students undergo many stressors that impact their learning.

Our goal is to ease the learning process for them by engaging them in meaningful ways. We want learning to be a fun and safe place for all of our students.

My Project

Math is not an easy subject to understand for some students. Utilizing visual math books would allow students an opportunity to engage with the content and make sense of mathematics. We are a school with very limited resources and providing this math library will allow teachers and students to explore math through literature.

Read alouds will be incorporated into the math classroom and provide a cross-curricular approach to learning.

They will help introduce vocabulary, anchor learning, and set a foundation in order to build on a skill. Our goal is to provide our students an opportunity to build their reading skills while increasing their math knowledge. Math picture books would allow them this opportunity.

As a school with a high LEP (limited English proficient) population, these math picture books would provide visuals that are needed in order to make sense of mathematics. Students will enjoy reading these books while learning about math.

Mr. Ortiz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind MathStart Series Level 1, Set B Collection: 10 Titles • Amazon Business $63.03 2 $126.06
ETA hand2mind MathStart Series Level 2, Set B Collection: 10 Titles • Amazon Business $54.95 2 $109.90
Dinosaur Deals (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Less Than Zero (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Earth Day--Hooray! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom! (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Just Enough Carrots (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Missing Mittens (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Safari Park (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
One...Two...Three...Sassafras! (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
A Pair of Socks (MathStart Series, Matching, Level 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Animals on Board (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Elevator Magic, Level 2 (MathStart Subtracting) (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
A Fair Bear Share (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Get Up and Go! (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.77 2 $11.54
Treasure Map (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.72 2 $11.44
Super Sand Castle Saturday (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $5.69 2 $11.38
Pepper's Journal: A Kitten's First Year (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.69 2 $11.38
Monster Musical Chairs (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.65 2 $11.30
Let's Fly a Kite (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.30 2 $10.60
Henry the Fourth (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $5.25 2 $10.50
Lemonade for Sale (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.20 2 $10.40
Shark Swimathon (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.11 2 $10.22
Polly's Pen Pal (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $4.88 2 $9.76
The Grizzly Gazette (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $4.80 2 $9.60
Ready, Set, Hop! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $4.73 2 $9.46
Jump, Kangaroo, Jump! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $4.64 2 $9.28
Betcha! Estimating (Mathstart, Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.62 2 $9.24
Dave's Down-to-Earth Rock Shop (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $4.48 2 $8.96
Double the Ducks (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $4.42 2 $8.84
Give Me Half! (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $4.40 2 $8.80
Every Buddy Counts: Counting • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Rabbit's Pajama Party (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $4.35 2 $8.70
100 Days of Cool (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $4.35 2 $8.70
Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do! (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $4.24 2 $8.48
Every Buddy Counts (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $4.23 2 $8.46
Spunky Monkeys on Parade (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $4.15 2 $8.30
Hamster Champs (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $4.13 2 $8.26
The Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $3.80 2 $7.60
Sluggers' Car Wash (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $3.51 2 $7.02
Circus Shapes (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $3.49 2 $6.98
Rodeo Time (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $3.38 2 $6.76
The Best Bug Parade (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $3.28 2 $6.56
Divide and Ride (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $3.24 2 $6.48
The Best Vacation Ever (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $3.15 2 $6.30
Game Time! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $3.13 2 $6.26
The Greatest Gymnast of All (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $3.13 2 $6.26
Room for Ripley (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $3.04 2 $6.08
Leaping Lizards (MathStart 1) • Amazon Business $2.95 2 $5.90

Materials cost

$684.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$724.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.86

Total project goal

$852.38

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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