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Mrs. Lawrence from Idaho Falls ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Using Picture Books to Teach Tricky Math Concepts

My students need specific math picture books in our classroom library to support them in their learning and understanding of multiple math concepts.

  • $321 goal

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My Students

My students are second-graders from various backgrounds, neighborhoods, and experiences. There are a variety of genders and ethnicity and all contribute to our class community. My students are eager to learn and make connections in everything we do. As a teacher, I watch my students daily having to deal with struggles and challenges because of not being able to connect to our literature, science, and math curriculum because they have not had access to important skills opportunities or experiences in their home lives.

My Project

These books will help make a difference in my students' learning by allowing me to present them with different picture books focusing on a specific Math skill. There are many types of learning styles. A picture book can help explain concepts visually and in a way that my 2nd grade students can easily relate to.

These picture books will be used as an introduction of these specific Math skills.

Thus presenting, engaging, and creating a base for deeper understanding of the skill that is being taught.

For example, one story I chose to purchase is "A Fair Bear Share" where students are introduced to the concept of regrouping. This concept is difficult for many students at this age to not only understand why it needs to be done, but also to remember the varying steps that it entails to successfully regroup whether using addition or subtraction.

Mrs. Lawrence
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elevator Magic, Level 2 (MathStart Subtracting) (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Same Old Horse (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Super Sand Castle Saturday (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Fair Bear Share (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Safari Park (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Racing Around (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mall Mania (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Treasure Map (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Earth Day--Hooray! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Probably Pistachio (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dinosaur Deals (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Give Me Half! (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Sluggers' Car Wash (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Best Vacation Ever (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Less Than Zero (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Get Up and Go! (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77
Let's Fly a Kite (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
Room for Ripley (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Pepper's Journal: A Kitten's First Year (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Penny Pot (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Sundae Scoop (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Hamster Champs (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
The Grizzly Gazette (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
More or Less (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.45 1 $5.45
Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.16 1 $5.16
Tally O'Malley (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Shark Swimathon (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Animals on Board (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Ready, Set, Hop! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $4.87 1 $4.87
Lemonade for Sale (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
Jump, Kangaroo, Jump! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $4.64 1 $4.64
Betcha! Estimating (Mathstart, Level 3) • Amazon Business $4.62 1 $4.62
Divide and Ride (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
Dave's Down-to-Earth Rock Shop (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $4.48 1 $4.48
Polly's Pen Pal (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $4.37 1 $4.37
100 Days of Cool (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $4.35 1 $4.35
Coyotes All Around (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $4.35 1 $4.35
Bigger, Better, Best! (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $4.21 1 $4.21
Game Time! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65
3: Rodeo Time (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38
Spunky Monkeys on Parade (MathStart 2) • Amazon Business $3.15 1 $3.15
Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $3.15 1 $3.15

Materials cost

$225.58

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.65

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.38

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$272.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$48.11

Total project goal

$320.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$320.72

1 Donor

-$320.72

Donations toward project cost

-$272.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.11

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$0.00

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