You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mr. Kirby from Houston TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Art In Math (AIM Student Projects)

Help me give my students creative and challenging ways to make relevant connections in art and math with a MacBook Air!

  • $1,230 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are an inner city IB World School located in Texas. Our school was founded in 1926. The diversity within our student population is a solid representation of the world we share. While not always easy, we embrace this challenge going forward.

My students are capable of handling more than an average education.

Many of them are good test takers, but heavy loads of standardized testing and deep budget cuts are limiting opportunities for innovative learning. Furthermore, while the focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is very important, it is missing the arts. We are believers in STEAM (where the A stands for art).

Tough budgets and issues regarding standardization aside, we think our students are better served with a healthy selection of creative, high-level learning opportunities. My colleagues and I serve to help this happen for our students.

My Project

With our AIM projects, my students will be developing powerful insights connecting art and math, and their knowledge and skills will grow exponentially.

Technology helps teachers share the knowledge of the world to students; it helps teachers communicate big ideas efficiently.

With a projector and a laptop computer, my students can see and imagine the world in new and challenging ways - all together, in real time. These are indispensable items in the classroom. We present a lot in my classroom, and this laptop will allow us to present and critique student projects, and much more! We all know the technology has a limited shelf life and needs no be updated or replaced every few years. Now is the time, we need a new laptop computer to make Art in Math happen.

Being able to see math in the arts matters! AIM student projects make insightful and relevant connections between visual arts and math. Students will be introduced to geometry through the visual arts. Geometry is concerned with measure and earth; and art, the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination. We see they are of a single family.

All great artists and mathematicians know that an ellipse is a circle drawn in perspective. It is a representation of space. An ellipse shows various view point angles. It is an abstract concept that can be made real - like a rocket! Asians, Egyptians, Greeks, Mayans and more show us these truths in different ways. The Renaissance introduced us to the depth of perspective drawing. We will follow Euclid, Pythagoras, Polykleitos, Da Vinci, Durer and M.C. Escher... and our computer will help us show how mathematics and art have complimented each other through the ages.

Mr. Kirby
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 225 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Kirby is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple MacBook Air - 13.3' - Core i5 - 8 GB RAM - 128 GB SSD - English • Best Buy Education $999.99 1 $999.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Houston","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1652435],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"TX","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3656643,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":225,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Kirby","authorIds":{"1652435":{"owner":"Mr. Kirby","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3656643],"proposalHash":"-931524668","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":270160,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NTU3NjI2Nw==","MTY1MjQzNQ=="],"teacherId":1652435,"schoolCounty":"Harris","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"TX","name":"Texas"}}