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Mrs. Saettone from Tampa FL is requesting Other through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Real-World Math Problem Solving

My students need assorted kits and books to have real-world problem solving techniques in math and need to be exposed to more math and science literature.

  • $510 goal

This project expired on July 24, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Did you have fun in math or science when you were younger?I know I didn't!I want to provide our students with different experiences so they can excel in the ever so growing fields of math and science!Help me prepare them to be the best mathematicians and scientists that they are capable of being.

I teach at a Title 1 school with about 80% free and reduced lunch.

My two classes of fifth graders have about 60% ELL students. They are very deserving students who try hard in math and science. My students unfortunately are not exposed to much math and science in the real world. By purchasing these materials - students can see that math and science is truly everywhere around them already. It is in literature, in the kitchen through measuring, and even sports! I hope to provide with engaging activities and books to help them with their language and their academics all in one.

My Project

Since reading is integral in all subjects, providing literature involving math and science is perfect. They can work on their comprehension and the math and science content all in one swoop. Not only that but small trivia games in different science areas can help our students because excited about these tough concepts they need to learn. With the resources provided - our children can see math and science in the everyday world. They will have high-interest activities, plus super-realistic props like restaurant menus, store coupons, maps and more!!

Your donation will make our future leaders better thinkers and problem solvers - a big skill that many students are struggling in nowadays.

Please invest in this project so that we can keep our students in the race with other countries. The challenging subjects of math and science are only getting harder as we speak. By providing these fun, engaging activities, we will give them a fair start to their futures!

Mrs. Saettone
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 43 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
EE192 - Properties of Earth Book Library - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $42.50 1 $42.50
EE194 - Force & Motion Book Library - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $41.50 1 $41.50
RE316 - Up to A Gallon Measurement Set • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
EE810X - Can Do! Science Games - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $89.95 1 $89.95
DD800X - Real-World Math Problem Solving Kits - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning $99.50 1 $99.50
RA301 - Math Literature Collection - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $79.00 1 $79.00

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