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Mrs. Tracey from Danbury CT is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Transforming the Way We Do Math

My students need geometry tools, colored pencils and mechanical pencils to make our geometry unit more fun!

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 8th-grade cluster is made up of students from a wide variety of backgrounds. In my district close to 60% of students receive free or reduced lunch, this means that many do not have the basic supplies that we take for granted.

Like all 8th graders, my kids love to create and explore.

They are most invested in their own learning when they have a hand in creating the assignment.

Connecting math, science and art is so important and helps kids explore the concepts on a deeper level.

My Project

Teaching geometry is always a lot of fun. The kids get to explore the shapes while learning about transformations, reflections and rotations.

Of course everything is easier with the right tools!

For my students those tools include protractors, rulers, compasses and tracing paper. I like to make sure these tools are always available to the students both in class and during homeroom.

I work hard to set up a student centered classroom, where the students are provided with a variety of resources to use at all times. Unlike the more traditional classroom, the students decide which tool they want to use. So, for example, if they are doing a 90 degree rotation, they can use a protractor, tracing paper or grid. Unfortunately, without access to the tools, the students have a limited choice.

I have also included colored pencils in this project. The colored pencils will be a valuable resource when the student's create tessellations and when writing notes in their journals. Finally, as a math teacher, one can never have enough pencils. Having extra pencils in the class ultimately means that my students' work is neater and easier to read because they can quickly fix any mistakes they make as they go without cross-outs and scribbles.

Mrs. Tracey
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RULER FLEXIBLE 12 INCH - SCHOOL SMART - 36 PER PACK • School Specialty $19.09 1 $19.09
COMPASS SHORT POINT PACK OF 12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $6.60 2 $13.20
PROTRACTOR CLEAR PLASTIC 6'' PK/12 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $2.62 5 $13.10
PENCIL CRAYOLA COLORED FULL SIZE PK/12 • School Specialty $1.54 7 $10.78
PENCIL MECHANICAL 0.9MM SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 50 • School Specialty $10.57 1 $10.57
BOX UTILITY - SCHOOL SMART PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $9.93 1 $9.93
PROTRACTOR CLR PLSTC 4 SCHOOL SMRT P/12 • School Specialty $1.63 5 $8.15
RULER FLEXIBLE 6'' - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $0.40 20 $8.00
PAPER TRACING SAX 11X14 PAD 50 SHEETS • School Specialty $4.25 1 $4.25
PAPER TRACING MEDIUM WEIGHT 25 POUND 9X12 • School Specialty $3.68 1 $3.68

Materials cost

$100.75

Vendor shipping charges

$10.08

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.12

Total project goal

$167.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.46

5 Donors

-$155.99

Donations toward project cost

-$142.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.65

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.47

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$0.00

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