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Ms. Ryan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Strong Foundations for Future Mathletes

Help me give my students math manipulatives such as Unifix cubes, counting bears, color links, and connecting ten frame trays.

  • $187 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Do we have to leave?" Our students are funny, compassionate and imaginative children that enjoy exploring new skills and developing their literacy skills. They attend an elementary school in the Kensington section of Northern Philadelphia.

The room buzzes throughout the day as they laugh, sing and share with their peers.

They are a thoughtful, loving and hardworking bunch, excited to learn and grow. While they are motivated by their dreams and engaged by the opportunities presented to them, due to economic challenges within the community, school and district, our resources are limited. As their teacher, I struggle to provide sufficient and enriching supplies that will support holistic learning. However, at our school, we are resourceful and do with what we have, but our students deserve and require more.

My Project

My class is truly an eager, inquisitive, and energetic bunch. They desire to learn and show perseverance in the face of trials both in and outside of the classroom.

The materials I am requesting are manipulatives to help develop their concrete understanding of foundational math skills.

They cannot achieve 3rd grade level math skills, when they have not yet mastered skills like counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, or fluently adding and subtracting with 10. Providing these resources will help our students create their own understanding by manipulating numbers using the counters, and using durable and colorful guided math activities. Help my students engage more deeply and in a more bright and cheerful way by giving today.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Unifix Cubes - Package of 300 - 10 Colors • Amazon Business $32.87 1 $32.87
RA529 - Linking Cubes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
Learning Resources Link 'N' Learn Links, Bucket of 500 Assorted Color Links, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Neenah Paper Astrobrights Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb / 176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets, Multi-Colored (21003) • Amazon Business $15.73 1 $15.73
Learning Resources Connecting Ten-Frame Trays, 165 Pieces • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Learning Resources Baby Bear Counters, Color Recognition, Math Skills, 102 Pieces, Assorted Colors, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Neenah Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", Heavy-Weight, White, 94 Brightness, 300 Sheets (91437) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29

Materials cost

$126.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$158.35

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.94

Total project goal

$186.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$186.29

1 Donor

-$94.00

Donations toward project cost

-$79.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.10

match offer

-$92.29

Match offer toward project cost

-$78.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.84

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$0.00

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