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Ms. Rathgeber from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Stories About Numbers

Help me give my students literature like "Let's Count" to help them comprehend math concepts. I have bought a professional development book to plan lessons around these books and I need the books to go with the lessons.

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My Students

My adorable, enthusiastic, bright students are the lights of my life. They struggle to master grade level math concepts, but are incredibly eager to learn. I often hear, "we are learning so much today!" and, "I can't wait til you pick me up!"

My students have made significant gains in their math performance and are catching up to their peers.

But the fact remains that many of them face the dual challenge of Title 1 status and having special needs.

My Project

I have bought the professional development book "Numbers and Stories" to assist me in planning lessons around children's literature that relates to math concepts. Research shows that students can build their understanding of number sense and math operations through real world examples and literature. For example, I will use the book "Let's Count" to teach place value for numbers 10 to 19 and 20 to 100.

My students struggle to understand math concepts and these texts will help them ground their understanding of numbers in literature that we can all share.

These books are the exact titles I need to plan lessons to address skills such as counting and cardinality, whole number operations, algebraic thinking, and place value.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Count • Amazon Business $16.48 1 $16.48
365 Penguins (Reissue) • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Centipede's One Hundred Shoes • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Balancing Act • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
What's the Difference?: An Endangered Animal Subtraction Story (Arbordale Collection) • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Mouse Shapes • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Big Storm: A Very Soggy Counting Book (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Tub People • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Each Orange Had 8 Slices (Counting Books (Greenwillow Books)) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
12 Ways to Get to 11 (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
One Big Building: A Counting Book About Construction (Know Your Numbers) • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
Quack and Count • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Stargazers • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Stars • Amazon Business $7.35 1 $7.35
Two of Everything • Amazon Business $7.30 1 $7.30
Equal Shmequal (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26
How Many Snails?: A Counting Book (Counting Books (Greenwillow Books)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ten Black Dots • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book • Amazon Business $6.66 1 $6.66
Minnie's Diner: A Multiplying Menu • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
A House for Hermit Crab - 3.9 x 0.3 x 5.5 inches • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22

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