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Ms. Gilchrist from Brooklyn NY is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Real- World Math

My students need fraction manipulatives to help them develop a better understanding of fractions. The bingo games will be an asset to my math center. They also need number lines.

  • $581 goal

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My Students

I am a Math Academic Intervention Teacher (AIS) working with struggling math students. One of my goals is to get my students to LOVE math. I surround my students with real- world math problems but the lack of " hands-on" math materials makes it difficult to teach at times.

My students are amazing.

They all come to school eager to learn!! They work well with each other and are always happy to spend a period with me. I work with students in grades 1-5 helping them to do their best mathematically, I teach them 3 times a week in a small group so they can get support they need. The school services a low socioeconomic group of students, and most parents work long hours and can't be part of the daytime school events. Most of our students qualify for free school lunch. The school itself doesn't have a budget that allows for the " extras" so sometimes we have to be creative or do without the necessary materials . The teachers work extremely hard to educate the students and many times you will find teachers giving up their lunch period to work with students. I've been blessed to work in this school for 24 yrs.

My Project

My students are ecstatic when I purchase new materials for the classroom. The fraction boards and the wipe- off number lines will be an asset to enhance their understanding of fractions. To actually " touch" and " see" the fraction deepens the understanding of this concept ! The bingo games will be a great tool to reinforce skills that have been taught . They will learn division/multiplication/geometry/, etc. through these games and have LOTS of fun too. It's all about the kids loving to learn !

It will make my classroom environment more appealing to those who are math phobic.

I have so many students who tell me in September they don't like math--- but by exposing the students to a classroom filled with math games, fraction pieces, number lines, etc., I am increasing their chances of being successful in well as being successful in the future !

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Ms. Gilchrist
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HH675 - Building Fractions, Decimals & Percents Magnetic Board • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 8 $239.92
RR271 - Self-Checking Fractions Match-Ups • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 8 $79.92
JJ660X - Math Bingo Library - Gr. 3-5 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
JJ330X - Math Bingo Library - Gr. 1-3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $55.00 1 $55.00
RR669 - Student Write & Wipe Number Lines - Fractions • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
JJ312 - Numbers Bingo • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 1 $9.99

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