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Ms. Prime-Lawrence from Oakland CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

When Will We Ever Use This MATH?​ Every Day!

Help me give my students real-world project-based math experiences which include books and games.

  • $527 goal

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My Students

I love my new 6th-grade math students. My 6th graders are kids from the low income and immigrant neighborhoods of East Oakland. My students are predominantly Latino, Black, and Middle Eastern. Most of my students are English Language Learners. I have 15 students who have IEPs and receive IEP services.

I teach some of the most dynamic and curious young people you will ever meet!

I love to dive into math with my students when we can make our learning visible. When we can draw, diagram, model, and write about our math and problem solving we learn more and learn more deeply. Picture books, manipulatives, playing cards, dice, board games are a fun way for my students to engage with our math. Art and gamification of our curriculum increases student engagement and problem-solving.

My Project

I want to provide my 6th gr. math students with real-world, hands-on math experiences to help them improve and develop math skills. It is essential for students to know where we were yesterday, what we are doing currently, and where we expect to go in the future with our math learning.

I use my students' lives and our vernacular environment to help my students make deeper connections to the math we are learning every day.

My 6th gr. students have already started to learn about ratios, rates, and unit rates as well as beginning financial literacy. I use picture books and newspaper stories, board games, art projects, and video games to help my students learn basic math skills and overlay these skills on real-world problem-solving.

Ms. Prime-Lawrence
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
GPX PC101B Portable CD Player w/earbuds • AKJ Education $25.50 2 $51.00
FLIP CHART FRACTIONS MODULAR • School Specialty $39.82 1 $39.82
F.U.N.™ Student Empty Number Line, Set of 10 • AKJ Education $9.48 4 $37.92
Magnetic Foam Base Ten Blocks • AKJ Education $36.50 1 $36.50
F.U.N.™ Empty Number Line Card Set, Gr. 6-8 • AKJ Education $35.03 1 $35.03
Understanding Middle School Math: Cool Problems to Get Students Thinking and Connecting (eBook) • AKJ Education $33.75 1 $33.75
FOAM MAGNETIC FRACTION STRIPS • School Specialty $23.21 1 $23.21
BOX TUTOR GR 2 MATH FRACTIONS (UP TO 1/2) • School Specialty $22.00 1 $22.00
Activities for a Differentiated Classroom Level 6 • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
BOOK MATH TUTOR FRACTION DECIMALS • School Specialty $11.78 1 $11.78
Math Games: Skill-Based Practice for Sixth Grade • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Brown Paper School book: I Hate Mathematics! • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Multiplication & Division Bingo Game • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
CIRCLES MAGNETIC FRACTION SET OF 9 • School Specialty $8.30 1 $8.30
Amazing Math Puzzles & Mazes (eBook) • AKJ Education $7.95 1 $7.95
Ratios and Rates Reasoning • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
I Have Who Has, Mixed Practice Multiplication, Whole Numbers & Fractions • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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