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Mrs. Hayes from Worcester MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

See It, Touch It, Count It, Learn It

My students need the Touch Math Curriculum system to gain basic through grade level skills in math.

  • $2,444 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

"But why?" Is one question I hear routinely throughout my day. My students are eager, my students are curious, my students desire to learn. They always want to know why. Why does that happen? Why does it work like that? Why do I need to do math?

All students have a right to learn in a way that is meaningful and impactful to them.

I am a champion of inclusion. I want to give each student every chance I can so they can be included with their typical peers in the classroom and the community. When my students have access to the tools and curriculum they need, like every child, they can thrive in inclusive environments.

Our school is located in a high poverty area. All students receive free breakfast, lunch and a healthy snack every day. Our students are provided with backpack, coats, school supplies and the ability to do laundry at our school if needed. Our school community is 88% high needs, 72% economically disadvantaged, and 44% English language learners.

My Project

Young students learn best by doing, learning through hands-on experiences, by touching, feeling, and seeing. For students with special needs, this is even more true. My students learn best when they have a multisensory approach. Math is frustrating to my students, and math concepts hard for my students to master. This often leads to a fear of math, and feelings of inadequacy. The Touch Math system will unlock math for my students and grant them access to mathematical concepts, so that they too can develop a love for math.

What does the number 5 feel like?

Look like? Sound like? With the touch math system, my students will get to answer those questions. They will put their hands on 5, see what 5 feels like, and connect it to something concrete in their body. They will know what 5 plus 2 more feels like, and will celebrate accomplishment when they can figure it out on their own. When given the right tools, all students can succeed in math. Some just need a different approach.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Standards-Based Kindergarten: Complete Program - Print Edition • Touch Math $1,869.00 1 $1,869.00

Materials cost

$1,869.00

Vendor shipping charges

$149.52

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$28.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,076.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$366.45

Total project goal

$2,443.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,443.01

10 Donors

-$2,218.01

Donations toward project cost

-$1,885.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$332.70

match offer

-$225.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$191.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

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$0.00

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