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Mr. Kelly from Boston MA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Whiteboards and Markers Make Math Come Alive

My students need new whiteboards and a variety of erasable markers to create a vibrant and productive classroom.

  • $454 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 11th and 12th graders in Algebra 2 and Precalculus classes. My students live in Boston and come from a wide range of backgrounds. Many are immigrants from countries such as Cape Verde, while others were born right down the street.

In my math class, we stand and work in small groups on whiteboards, which keeps students thinking and collaborating.

Whiteboards free students to take risks and make mistakes, which is when learning happens. My classroom has several whiteboards, but we need some more and lots of markers to create a creative, thinking classroom.

My Project

These supplies will allow us to stand and work in small groups on whiteboards for the majority of the class. When students are collaborating and standing, they are energized and engaged in what they are doing, and together, they can tackle more complicated problems.

With whiteboards and dry erase markers, students are willing to write right away and risk making mistakes.

And those risks and mistakes are where the real learning happens.

There have been several research studies that show working on vertical non-permanent surfaces - such as whiteboards - activates student thinking. Working on whiteboards makes student work easily visible, which is great when groups want to learn from each other and when I want to give feedback and ask follow up questions.

Mr. Kelly
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bright White Large Dry-Eraseable Paper Poster 38 X 58 with 1/2" tinted blue grid- Will Not Ghost or Stain! • Amazon Business $21.00 10 $210.00
Expo 80174 Low Odor Chisel Point Dry Erase Marker Pack, Designed for Whiteboards, Glass and Most Non-Porous Surfaces, 4 Assorted Color Markers, Case of 48 Blisters • Amazon Business $109.95 1 $109.95
EXPO Vis-A-Vis Wet-Erase Overhead Transparency Markers, Fine Tip, 12-Count • Amazon Business $15.09 1 $15.09
EXPO Vis-A-Vis Wet-Erase Overhead Transparency Markers, Fine Tip, Blue, 12-Count • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00

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