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Ms. McCracken from Hartford CT is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tiling Our Way to Success in Algebra 1

My students need Algebra Tiles to have a visual representation of the concepts learned in Algebra 1. They also require basic classroom supplies such as pencils and pens to be prepared for class.

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My Students

My students come from a variety of backgrounds. Some have lived locally their entire lives and others have recently moved to area from another country. They come into my class with varying levels of education and understanding of the English language. Some have already seen the math concepts covered in my Algebra 1 class and others are on an elementary math level, still struggling with the basic operations.

My students are so much more than where they came from or what educational experiences they had prior to stepping foot in my classroom.

They are athletes, artists, friends, siblings, some are providers for their families, and many of them have had to grow up too fast. Some have gone through more in their lifetime than I could ever imagine and they deserve a positive school experience.

As 9th graders, they are in a crucial year in their schooling. This year can be a turning point in many of their lives as they transition to high school and start to think about the future. I want to provide a positive learning environment for these students to thrive in and I could use your help!

My Project

Students benefit from using manipulatives in the math classroom. The visual representation of math concepts helps students guides students towards a conceptual understanding of the concepts so they see the "why" behind the concept.

Help us make math come alive!

Students will be able to move the tiles to discover concepts such as why adding a negative decreases the value, subtracting a negative increases the value, and how factoring works.

The other classroom supplies will provide the basic resources necessary to complete the work done in class. The cling graph for the whiteboard allows myself and my students to work on precision when graphing. Students need pencils, pens, and erasers to take notes. Many of the students cannot supply these on their own and learning cannot take place without the basic supplies.

Ms. McCracken
Grades 9-12

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ETA hand2mind Plastic Algebra Tiles Classroom Kit • Amazon Business $75.52 1 $75.52
Dixon Ticonderoga Wood-Cased #2 HB Pencils, Box of 96, Yellow (13872) • Amazon Business $13.49 2 $26.98
Geyer Instructional Products 503008 1" Square Numbered Axis, Static Cling Graph • Amazon Business $25.20 1 $25.20
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12-Count • Amazon Business $6.62 2 $13.24
BIC GSM36WM-Blk Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0mm), Black, 36-Count • Amazon Business $4.93 2 $9.86
Paper Mate Arrowhead Pink Pearl Cap Erasers, 144 Count • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77

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