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Ms. Palermo from Poughkeepsie NY is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wanted Fourth Grade Math Manipulatives

My students need math manipulatives to make learning basic math skills FUN and EXCITING!

  • $420 goal

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My Students

Our elementary school is a richly diverse elementary school with a variety of cultures and ethnic backgrounds. There are 299 students in our school. We are a Title I school with 60% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch. Our school's population consists of 23% Hispanic, 28% African American, 41% Caucasian, 3% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 5% of our population is two or more races. Most of our children live in apartments in single-parent households.

Our building is a three-story historical building.

We just celebrated our 75th anniversary. Our building was constructed during Franklin D. Roosevelt's terms. We have two sections at every grade level. We have five co-teaching classrooms as well as two 8:1:2 classrooms which specialize in children with behavioral difficulties.

We consider the students in our school to be special due to their diverse cultures and backgrounds. They bring multiple perspectives to our classroom communities. Due to a lack of resources for many of our students, they are not able to obtain many educational experiences outside of the school.

My Project

Several of my fourth grade students still struggle with mastering basic skills. These skills are essential in order to access fourth and even fifth grade math concepts.

My students would greatly benefit from place value manipulatives.

These manipulatives will allow them to visualize place value, develop a better understanding of expanded form and help with comparing numbers. The fraction manipulatives will help them visualize fractions and develop a better understanding of the concepts numerator and denominator. Also, the fraction manipulatives will help aide in comparing and finding equivalent fractions. By strengthening their addition and subtraction skills through game opportunities will make learning multiplication easier. In addition, my students would benefit from capacity manipulatives. When I say the words: cups, pints, quarts gallons, my students have difficulty visualizing each item and then trying to convert it into the next unit. Lastly, many of my students still struggle with coin identification, counting mixed money amounts and engaging in pretend shopping experiences.

All of these manipulatives will help them master many skills through exciting hands on games and opportunities with their peers!

Ms. Palermo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TT487 - Capacity Hands-On Measurement Center • Lakeshore Learning Materials $49.99 1 $49.99
FF297 - Hands-On Addition Regrouping Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
FF298 - Hands-On Subtraction Regrouping Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
TT853 - Multiplication Tower of Math Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
LL976 - Decimal Operations Grids • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
PP447 - Giant Geometric Shapes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
TT852 - Subtraction Tower of Math Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
EE486 - Roll & Solve Addition Game • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
DD739 - Self-Inking Coin Stamps • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RR491 - Place Value Coins • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
FF901 - Fractions Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
DD323 - Counting Money Puzzles - Level 3 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
FF899 - Place Value Equivalency Puzzles • Lakeshore Learning Materials $12.99 1 $12.99
TE435 - Money Flash Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99
TE433 - Fraction Fun Flash Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $7.99 1 $7.99

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