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The goal of this grant is to help students with disabilities on an alternative curriculum access math concepts through hands on, visual learning in their math lessons. The grant will help build a more versatile and user friendly curriculum for students who are not able to function on the general education curriculum. The center activities will provide engaging, independent activities for students to feel successful on their learning level using their unique learning style.

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Calculating Success!

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School:
Safety Harbor Elementary School 
Subject:
Mathematics 
Teacher:
Susan Happel 
 
January Caggiano, Jennifer Hall, Deborah McVeigh, Ryan Szabo 
Students Impacted:
35 
Grade:
Pre K - 5 
Date:
June 19, 2017

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Raymond James Fiancial - $513.00

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Goal

The goal of this grant is to help students with disabilities on an alternative curriculum access math concepts through hands on, visual learning in their math lessons. The grant will help build a more versatile and user friendly curriculum for students who are not able to function on the general education curriculum. The center activities will provide engaging, independent activities for students to feel successful on their learning level using their unique learning style.  

 

What will be done with my students

Students will use the materials throughout their math class by rotating through centers using these kits that focus on different math skills ranging from basic math number concepts to higher level skills such as place value and fractions.

The kits will also be available to the other 3 Autism classes to help other students in grades Pre-K through 2nd grade with math comprehension skills.

The students will use center kits and activities that align with the general education curriculum and the unit of learning for that grade level but will be working on the concepts in a more differentiated manner by giving them opportunities to practice those skills using problems that are on their level or pertaining to pertinent scenarios they may encounter in their life.  

 

Benefits to my students

Students will be able to work more independently on tasks that help build their confidence and comprehension of basic math skills. The students can easily transition to increasing levels of difficulty with the kits if needed. Because the classroom caters to multiple grade levels, age ranges and a variety of student exceptionalities and learning styles, these curriculum kits will allow the adults working with the students to be more proactive in fostering their learning by helping them achieve success on their learning level more independently.

Students will also be able to see their progress immediately when they have the visual of how they did on the activity. Some of the activities allow students to work together on a station kit and this incorporates cooperative learning with peers.

A lot of the students with extreme sensory needs, enjoy highly visual, hands on activities such as puzzles and sorting or using math manipulatives. Some of the students are very motivated to work with magnets, these students would be able to use a magnetic center kit in order to help keep them engaged in their math lesson. Other students enjoy puzzles and building type activities.

All of these kits will align with the general education curriculum but will allow the teachers to supplement the curriculum and core concepts using direct and appropriate interventions.  

 

Describe the Students

The students in the class are all on the Autism Spectrum. Some of the students are able to participate in general education classes and are successful on the general education curriculum.

Other students are lower functioning and need more adult assistance, differentiation and accommodations to the curriculum in order to help them stay focused and comprehend the lessons. Some of the students are on an alternate curriculum track and are several grade levels behind their general education peers.

Some of the students also have physical limitations such as vision impairments. These students require materials to be enlarged or in bright contrasting colors to allow them to read and see what the problems are.  

 

Budget Narrative

The budget for this grant will cover the cost of 10 different math kits and supplemental programs for grades K-5. The kits will cover major mathematical components and concepts that align with general education math curriculum. The grant also includes the cost of any tax and shipping.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Flip & Solve Math Boards Sets (3 sets with 20 puzzles per set) $60.00
2 1-10 Stair (Set of 4 @ $8 each) $32.00
3 Math Match Ups Puzzles (Set of 4 concepts-20 puzzles per set) $36.00
4 Numbers & Counting File Folder Games $35.00
5 Beginning Operations Folder Games $35.00
6 Hands On Math Trays (Set of 5 sorting trays) $45.00
7 Magnetic Math Tins (Set of 4 tins) $100.00
8 Early Number Skills Puzzles (Set of 3 puzzles) $55.00
9 Math Bingo Library (Set of 5 games) $55.00
10 Shapes and Measurement File Folder Activities Set $35.00
11 Tax and shipping $25.00
  Total: $513.00

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