#GivingTuesday: Real-World Math

Help KDP fund a Classroom Teacher Grant for “Real-World Math”, a Classroom Manipulatives project by Karyna Cain. She teaches 5th grade and has 3 years of teaching experience.

Application for Funding:

Math is a difficult subject for many elementary students to grasp. Many times, the concepts seem abstract and the students are unable to attach what they have learned to real-world examples. Being able to teach these concepts to students and give them the tools to apply these concepts in various situations is crucial. This is why I am very excited to apply for this grant!

When I can make math more exciting, and relevant then my students will almost always be more engaged. They will also retain the knowledge better! The manipulatives kit I am requesting with my grant money is called the Real World Math Problem Solving Kit. It includes menus for restaurants, sports scores, party planning materials etc. These supplemental materials will help students apply many different concepts they have learned in math and put these concepts into practice. They will be able to use their imagination, plus learn!

The math scores of my students, and many around the country, are low. These scores reflect a disinterest in learning as well as a disconnect when it comes to bringing the excitement back to numbers. Parents are also disengaged, which makes it difficult for students to really grasp the knowledge outside of the classroom. With this kit, my hope is to teach my students how to apply what they have learned and use their comprehension skills to “think outside of the box”.

How the $150 would be spent:

$150 will be spent on the Real World Math Problem Solving kit (Lakeshore Learning website) and the Math Dice Tub (Lakeshore Learning).

Learn more about KDP Classroom Teacher Grants.

Read about our #GivingTuesday campaign. Every dollar given to KDP through Tuesday will go directly into the hands of an educator.

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