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Ms. Murchison from Lexington NC is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Algebra - It's MatheMAGICAL!

Help me give my students motion sensors to make magic with algebra and coding.

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school was established in 2012 to provide a Project Based Learning Environment while preparing students for future careers and integrating a STEM focus. Students at our school have a variety of backgrounds, as our school of choice is a public school serving students from three different school systems with a wide range of backgrounds, home life, academic skills, and socioeconomic status. Meeting the needs of such a diverse population becomes stronger with Project Based Learning.

"It was all worth it," rang out enthusiastically above the sound of collaboration in my room as the first group moved into the creative aspects of a past Project Based Learning experience.

The student, a freshman, excitedly relayed to other groups that "all the time it took to do all the math was worth it!"

In that moment, students found not only relevance, but passion about math. Most of my students have not experienced much success in math in their past. They come into my classroom believing that they cannot "do math." So, I accept the challenge of shifting their paradigm from math doers to problem solvers.

My Project

This year, our math classroom has been transformed into a School of Math and Magic. We have spent first semester exploring "Fantastic Beasts and their Mathemagical Properties." As we move into the second semester, we want to integrate algebraic functions and coding to create our own magic.

Every good mizard (math-wizard) needs to perfect the swish-and-flick of their wand.

We will use algebraic functions, motion detectors and coding to create mathemagical events. Students will create charming motions that will play music, blink lights, and more.

This PBL (Project Based Learning) experience will help students see connections between our math content, careers in technology, and real world applications, providing relevance, rigor, and active engagement.

Ms. Murchison
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kano - Motion Sensor Kit - Blue • Best Buy Education $29.99 7 $209.93

Materials cost

$209.93

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$16.37

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$259.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.79

Total project goal

$305.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$305.24

1 Donor

-$305.24

Donations toward project cost

-$259.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.79

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$0.00

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