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Mrs. Whitener from Morganton NC is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Weigh to go! Math + Literacy = Success

The cost of two Fulcrum Balance Scale Modles and two Complete Sets of Hex Weights from Delta Education is $273, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $273 goal

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I am a fifth grade teacher in beautiful rural North Carolina. We have a 44% free lunch rate and many of my students do not have the experiences they need to be successful. It is my goal to give them learning experiences through hands on activities. It is very difficult for my students to understand the relationship between metric and customary units without exploring it firsthand. I would love to give them the opportunity to compare and contrast metric and customary weights. Since we compare and contrast in reading class, I am planning a unit combining math and reading. I have several fiction and non-fiction books that are math based. I am going to have a "Reading about Math Day." We will be immersed in math concepts for the day while we enjoy stories based on math. We will also explore math concepts firsthand and experiment with math. I am asking for 2 fulcrum scales and a set of metric and customary weights. This would greatly help my students understand relationships with weights. I truly beleive my students, both now and in the years to come, will have great success with this project and really enjoy math and reading together. I would appreciate any help with this worthwhile project. Thank you!

Mrs. Whitener
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hex Weights - Complete Set • Delta Education $52.90 2 $105.80
Fulcrum Balance Scale Model • Delta Education $32.95 2 $65.90

Materials cost

$171.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$223.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.05

Total project goal

$272.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$272.50

1 Donor

-$256.97

Donations toward project cost

-$224.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.97

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.20

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$0.00

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