- School:
- Westgate Elementary School
- Subject:
- Mathematics
- Teacher:
- Patricia Kwapien
- Students Impacted:
- 22
- Grade:
- 4
- Date:
- December 28, 2015

Thank you to the following investors for funding this grant.

Jabil - $204.00

Junior League of St. Petersburg - $100.00

My goal is to be able to increase students number sense by using hands-on manipulatives that will model multi digit numbers to the millions place.

Students will be able to grasp a concrete understanding of basic foundational number sense by using hands-on place value disks.

In 2013, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) issued a position statement on the use of manipulatives in classroom instruction to improve student achievement. “In order to develop every student’s mathematical proficiency, teachers must systematically integrate the use of concrete and virtual manipulatives into classroom instruction at all grade levels.”

I have found the use of manipulatives to have a positive effect on student achievement by allowing students to use concrete objects to observe, model, and internalize abstract concepts. For many students who struggle with math, the deficit lies within their foundational number sense. As students progress into intermediate grades, it's more difficult to remediate this task because of not being able to "create" large numbers using the base ten block system of manipulatives provided within the classroom. The place value disks will allow students to build large numbers and understand the the value of each digit. Many students will look at the number 743,528 and not realize that the 7 is actually representing 100,000 x 7. Without the basis of this knowledge, a student's math reasoning and logic is limited.

I am at a Title 1 - 100% free/reduced lunch school.

22 students

2 ESE; 1 - 504; 2 ESOL; 1 retainee; 4 gifted

12 deficient in Math; 9 deficient in Reading

15 sets of Place Value Disks = $303.60

# | Item | Cost |
---|---|---|

1 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

2 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

3 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

4 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

5 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

6 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

7 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

8 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

9 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

10 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

11 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

12 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

13 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

14 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

15 | Place Value Disks (140 Disks: 20 for each of 7 values), Singapore Math Manipulatives (Grades 3-6) | $20.24 |

Total: | $303.60 |

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