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Ms. L. from San Jose CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Banking On It

The cost of a classroom set of calculators is $698, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $724 goal

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Math is an area that can be challenging for students. To help my students become better in math they need to learn the basic skill of place value. Each year, students in my third grade class create banks with a president and vice president. Each bank has a special math problem to solve for the day or week. Every problem is unique, there's no room for copying. I can make the problems match whatever we are learning about, increasing the difficulty to match my students needs as the year progresses. Correcting one-on-one, slows the process down. I can't be everywhere at once. I would just love a basic class set of 25 calculators, easy to use (add, subtract, multiply, and divide), durable, for checking work. I would check the Pres. and V.P., then they can help others too with the calculators. In large or small groups, I could use the calculators to help them memorize their times tables. Six times six is - pause, and give answer - push = and check your answer. Calculators could be used for dictation of place value numbers up to 100,000.00 easily, no erasing, no red pen, just a real, reality check. The bank members write checks to each another by the end of the year. With calculators a higher % can keep their checkbooks accurately. All my students are crazy for the check writing business!!! Almost half of Valle Vista's students are on free or reduced lunch. The Bay Area's high cost of living squeezes so many families economically. I'm impressed how much the children are aware of money. It's been motivating to use "real world" math learning activities in my classroom.

Ms. L.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TI-10 Calculator • Delta Education $18.95 25 $473.75

Materials cost

$473.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$593.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.28

Total project goal

$723.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$723.76

16 Donors

-$698.21

Donations toward project cost

-$593.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.73

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.55

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$0.00

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