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Mrs. Y. from Philadelphia PA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Second Graders Want To Be Math Masters

My students need math puzzles, games, timed drills, tangrams, and leveled math problems, as well as a mobile organizer for math center activities.

  • $409 goal

This project expired on May 31, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a second-grade teacher in a large urban city. My students are very excited about learning to do addition using three digit numbers; however, it has now become difficult for many of my students because they don't know their basic math facts.

My students are second graders who love math.

Unfortunately, they love to use their fingers when adding. My school is a Title I school in a large urban city. My students are bright second graders who will be taking the state test next year to determine whether they have reached proficiency in core subjects. My students are expressive and get excited when it's time for math. Yet many of my students can't seem to master their math facts, despite my sending home flash cards.

My Project

Should my project be funded, I would be able to implement math centers in my classroom. The students who understand, I could set them up with playing a Cozmo math game. My struggling students, I would have them complete an addition or a subtraction puzzle which would allow me to further reteach the concept that they don't understand. My students who fall somewhere in the middle, I would provide them with number puzzles to sharpen their skills. Because the abilities of my students vary, I could implement leveled math problems which is a form of differentiation which is important to me as an educator--that I reach EVERY child. Once centers are over, I would assess my students' learning with a timed math drill. This would allow me to monitor my students' progress and see if the strategies and materials I'm using are effective. Should my project be fully funded, I need to demonstrate to my students how to be organized. The organizer would be used to separate center materials.

Should my project be funded, my students would cease being bobble heads when counting on the number line.

Most would finish their class work in record time. Mastering their basic math facts would boost my students' self esteem and my students need to believe in themselves. My students would gain confidence in math which hopefully would translate into the remaining subjects. Can you imagine sitting in a third-grade class counting on your fingers? I can't!

Mrs. Y.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Quizmo(r) Elementary Math Games • Kaplan Early Learning Company $81.56 1 $81.56
10 Drawer Mobile Organizer • Kaplan Early Learning Company $76.46 1 $76.46
Tangrams Classroom Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $24.61 1 $24.61
Shuffling Into Math • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Magnetic Pocket Chart Squares • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
Math Facts Interactive Resources - Addition and Subtraction • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.21 1 $21.21
180 Days of Math for Second Grade • Kaplan Early Learning Company $16.96 1 $16.96
Timed Math Drills - Multiplication & Division • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
50 Leveled Problems for the Mathematics Classroom (Grade 2) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Hands on Learning Number Puzzles • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01
Simple Addition and Subtraction Puzzles • Kaplan Early Learning Company $11.01 1 $11.01

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