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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.

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Relevant - Beefing up Number Sense!

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

Investors

Thank you to the following investors for funding this grant.

 

Jabil - $204.00

Junior League of St. Petersburg - $100.00

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 22

This grant allowed me to use place value disks with my beginning 4th graders to aid in their understanding of basic place value.  Because we work with such large numbers in 4th grade, it's difficult to "show" the number without it being abstract.  Place value disks allow me to build numbers with my students to the millions place and they can understand just how large the number is and the value of all of the digits.  

 

Original Grant Overview

Goal

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. 

 

What will be done with my students

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

 

Benefits to my students

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.  

 

Describe the Students

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 

 

Budget Narrative

15 sets of Place Value Disks = $303.60 

 

Items

# 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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