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Mrs. Jarman from Gooding ID is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tactile Math Aids and More Legos for Blind/VI Students

My students need tactile math aids such as Base 10 blocks, a geometry set, and more bricks for our Lego wall.

  • $241 goal

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My Students

My students are blind and visually impaired children from low-income, minority families. We have only five students in our class so that they can get the individualized instruction they need to succeed. Because of their visual impairments, they miss out on much of the incidental learning that sighted children gain through visual observation.

To help compensate for the lack of visual learning, we use a variety of tactile materials.

Tactile materials help my students express themselves through art, learn number sense, and explore properties of the world around them. With your help, we can provide more tactile experiences for my students.

My Project

Math can be especially challenging for visually impaired students. Having tactile materials helps make the subject more accessible to my students by adding touch to concepts which are often very visual. Some more traditional math aids work well for us, but we also find ways to use everyday objects in innovative ways. For example, magnetic "push-pins" make great points on numbers for Touch Math on a metal lapboard!

Our new Lego wall can also be a fun way to explore math in a tactile way, but we need more bricks to add to it.

Unfortunately, many of the pieces in our sets are very small, so we'd like to add a large set of generic building blocks which contains a lot more large bricks. With more bricks, we can use the removable baseplates from our wall to keep track of our pieces while using them as manipulatives in math equations and in learning about arrays.

Mrs. Jarman
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Brights Base 10 Starter Set • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Learning Resources Dive into Shapes! "Sea" and Build Geometry Set • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
Building Bricks - 1,100 Pieces Compatible Toys by Brickyard Building Blocks - Bulk Block Set with 154 Roof Pieces, 2 Free Brick Separators, and Reusable Storage Box with Handle (1,100 pcs) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
MarlaMall Magnetic Building Blocks, 70 PCS Magnet Tiles Set Educational Stacking Toys for Kids Over 3 Years Old • Amazon Business $25.99 1 $25.99
Learning Resources View-Thru Geometric Solids, 14 Pieces • Amazon Business $18.29 1 $18.29
Netany 100-Pack Strong Magnetic Push Pins - 7 Assorted Color Office Magnets - Perfect Magnets for Whiteboard, Refrigerator, Map and Calendar • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99

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