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Ms. Montealvo from Culver City CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Art of Mathematics

My students need art supplies to transform their understanding of mathematics.

  • $2,302 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My high students attend a continuation/alternative school undergoing a positive transformation. Many of them come to us extremely credit deficient and unable to graduate on a traditional high school track. They decided to continue their education with our school community through credit recovery so that they may matriculate back to their high school or graduate with us. We have had a lot of success by motivating the students to attend school through various school-wide art projects.

My students are wonderful, creative students that don't fit into the traditional classroom environment.

It will not do them justice to just give them packets of worksheets to complete. They need a directed teacher instruction to help guide them through necessary skills. We hope to have art materials to encourage our alternative ways of learning mathematics for this changing global economy.

My Project

My students were not successful in a traditional school environment for various reasons. We believe that learning mathematics through creative art projects instead of basic worksheets will boost motivation to attend class and allow them to work on the logical reasoning skills needed in both mathematics and art works. They have scored low on assessment exams in the past because worksheets are not meaningful to them.

Having these art materials will not only allow them to learn mathematics, it will transform the way our students view their math skills.

We will create visual mnemonics of math vocabulary and concepts with the professional-grade art supplies to decorate around our classroom and school community much like an art gallery. For example, a memory clue for the quadratic equation is the song to the tune of "Pop Goes the Weasel"--x equals negative b, plus or minus the square root of b squared minus four ac, all over 2a! Students would be able to capture these learning devices visually so that the entire class community could see it as a visual display. There are a lot of concepts involved with learning math and having a visual interpretation displayed on the classroom walls creates a print and art-rich environment for student learning.

My Business Math students would also like to market these math concepts by creating posters, t-shirts, and tote bags to other teachers and students. This way, the money we are able to make will help us sustain the art supplies that we need in for our art project.

Please consider giving us a chance to enhance our math skills!

Ms. Montealvo
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
07139-0044 - Blick Premier Gallery Profile Cotton Canvas - 4" x 4" • Blick Art Materials $6.97 50 $348.50
22186-0249 - Copic Ciao Double Ended Marker Set - Set of 24 • Blick Art Materials $76.12 4 $304.48
20509-0309 - Prismacolor Verithin Pencil Set - Set of 36 Colors, Set of 36 • Blick Art Materials $23.98 8 $191.84
20508-1209 - Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Tin Box Set - Tin Box, Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $13.12 10 $131.20
55632-1018 - Alvin Stainless Steel Ruler - 18", Non-Skid • Blick Art Materials $5.09 25 $127.25
10210-1003 - Blick All Media Paper - 22" x 30", White • Blick Art Materials $0.67 100 $67.00
20702-1069 - Sakura Manga Comic Pro Set - Sketching & Ink Set, Set of 6 • Blick Art Materials $13.35 5 $66.75
07008-0912 - Blick Canvas Panel - 9" x 12" • Blick Art Materials $1.32 50 $66.00
20418-1019 - Generals Charcoal Pencil Set - Classroom Assortment, Set of 72 • Blick Art Materials $57.12 1 $57.12
21587-1002 - Generals Kneaded Eraser - Large • Blick Art Materials $1.10 50 $55.00
22220-2009 - Blick Drawing Pencils, Set of 12 - , Set of 12 • Blick Art Materials $8.98 5 $44.90
01637-0489 - Blick Studio Acrylics - Set of 48 colors, 21 ml tubes • Blick Art Materials $40.21 1 $40.21
10210-1008 - Blick All Media Paper - 15" x 22", White • Blick Art Materials $0.31 100 $31.00
00711-1049 - Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Basic Color Set, Pack of 6, Pints • Blick Art Materials $24.61 1 $24.61
06032-1009 - Richeson Slightly Imperfect Assorted Brush Set - Set of 42 • Blick Art Materials $22.87 1 $22.87
01637-0069 - Blick Studio Acrylics - Set of 6 colors, 120 ml tubes • Blick Art Materials $18.03 1 $18.03

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