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Mrs. Ballard from Inman SC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blasting Off Math Notes With Rocketbooks

Help me give my students the ultimate tool for our intermediate grades. A reusable notebook that is also digitally downloadable. It is the best of all worlds, academic, digital and physical.

  • $955 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 60 AMAZING students that I serve for math each day. They walk through the classroom door coming from different races, backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, and learning abilities. We are a family; we work as a team to reach our goals.

We live, laugh, and learn with an enthusiasm that is contagious.

These students are talented artists, musicians, writers, and historians. They are so eager to learn new things and take that learning and apply it to everyday life. We have all embraced the responsibility of learning and know that our futures will be brighter because of it.

My Project

Research shows that students are able to explain their thinking within a math problem or equation and solve them at a faster pace when writing traditionally compared to students who used a computer. However, students have been raised in a technology-driven world, so educators must integrate technology in the classroom for student success. So how do we bridge the gap for student success? Rocket Books are your answer!

Rocket books are endlessly reusable notebooks that allow students to take written notes and upload them to a digital platform.

Finished the problem, erase the notebook and start again! All while keeping their notes within their Google Drive. Students will be building 21st-century skills, staying engaged and motivated while increasing their understanding of a subject.

How will we use our rocket books? Here is one example: “I can give students multi-step word problems, which they can do in their Rocketbook on their own time. They can then upload the assignment to Google Docs, where teachers can review it and provide feedback on the assignment, helping to build rapport with the student. Teachers can also have students use Rocketbooks to create journals or entire digital portfolios during a school year and upload them to the Cloud, where parents and other students can access.”

“These books are excellent tools in flipped learning situations. Flipped learning incorporates both face-to-face and online learning environments. The learning model accommodates different learning styles and allows students to work before or after school in ways traditional full-time classrooms don’t allow—all while helping schools reduce the cost of materials and teachers make the most of each moment.

Mrs. Ballard
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rocketbook Wave 1 Subject Notebook, Unruled, 9.5" x 8.5", Blue • Staples Advantage $27.00 24 $648.00
Pilot FriXion Ball Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted, 3/Pack (31557) • Staples Advantage $8.99 8 $71.92

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