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Mrs. Waszak from Milwaukee WI is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

You're A 10!

My students need a set of magnetic ten frame boards to use during math time to help build number sense.

  • $191 goal

This project expired on December 31, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Don't you want to be a 10? Building and decomposing numbers to ten is a fundamental skill that children need to have in order to build math fluency throughout their learning. Ten frames are a wonderful way to build this fluency and understanding with basic addition and subtraction facts.

My second grade students encompass a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our public school has had an increase of students with special needs as well as students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. A large percentage of my children are below level in mathematics and do not have a strong foundation of number sense. I need to work very hard to build their understanding of numbers while helping them become fluent in basic addition and subtraction facts. Memorizing isolated facts is not enough. The children need various strategies for adding and subtracting numbers that they currently do not have. Working with ten frames is an excellent way to assist in this area.

My Project

Being able to use ten frames when teaching addition and subtraction is a wonderful way to differentiate instruction. My children with special needs will have the opportunity to show one-to-one correspondence and my higher children can compose and decompose numbers to 10 while using these fun tools. Making the abstract equation more concrete by using ten frames is crucial in their understanding.

Since many of my children are below level in math, I will need to build their basic number sense.

Ten frames are a vital tool to help do just this. Using magnetic ten frames is a fun way to engage all children and help abstract equations become more understandable. Our school's current math series does not include many hands-on activities and we do not have many math resources at our building. Having to find resources to match the levels of my students can be a real challenge.

Mrs. Waszak
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TEN FRAME ANSWER BOARDS • ABC School Supply, Inc $23.74 5 $118.70

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