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Ms. Hillmer from Longmont CO is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Taking Math to the Next Level!

Help me give my students the manipulative tools that they need in order to be successful in Math!

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My Students

As a Title I public school, we are prepared to welcome and embrace every kid from all walks of life. My students come from a very wide range of situations. Some have healthy, happy childhoods, and others have found a safe place within our school community. No matter where they are coming from, all of these students grow their passion for learning and being more successful within our walls.

Like all classrooms, in our community, we have a wide variety of special needs and learning abilities.

The unique thing about our group of students is that we focus on growing and supporting the whole child and not limiting our job to just their education. In our class, students are learning about social and emotional life skills, and how to prepare themselves to have a job in 5-10 years, as well as all the necessary 4th-grade curriculums! It's an amazing place for these incredible little minds to grow and thrive in a safe and welcoming environment.

My Project

This year in 4th grade, the manipulatives that I have previously been using are not going to cut it. I am looking to get tools for my students that really help them visualize what they are learning! For example, we begin with a deep dive into Place Value into the Millions! The hands on stacking place value cards will help them see what these numbers actually look like broken apart. Another math goal of mine is to bring some healthy competition into our room so that they can really solidify the content! Games like Jenga and the board games I have selected will help my students do just that! As important as these big concepts are, I also want to give them an opportunity to engage in smaller skills like basic math facts in a fun and engaging way! The Power Pens and cards will help 4th graders practice these skills!

Working with the amazing students that I do, I’m beyond excited for these math manipulatives to help my students not only learn the content but also visualize and conceptualize this learning as well!

The cards that allow students to Model, Critique, and Explain will help with all of the above mentioned skills! Other tools like the Fraction bars and hands on packs encourage students to show their thinking with visuals that really explain what they know! I can’t wait to begin using some of these tools that will take my teaching, and their learning to the next level!

Ms. Hillmer
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT330X - Math Facts Folder Game Libraries - K-Gr. 5 - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $149.00 1 $149.00
BD520X - Power Pen!® Math Quiz Cards - Complete Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $75.00 1 $75.00
BD530X - Power Pen!® - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $42.99 1 $42.99
GG582 - Place Value Hands-On Student Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 7 $41.93
GG584 - Fractions & Decimals Hands-On Student Pack • Lakeshore Learning Materials $5.99 7 $41.93
LC166 - Hands-On Multiplication & Division Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
EE114 - Number Talk Daily Activity Center - Gr. 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FR774 - Fraction Stax® • Lakeshore Learning Materials $26.99 1 $26.99
TT853 - Multiplication Tower of Math Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99

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