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Mr. Terjesen from San Francisco CA is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bring Math to Life with Animation!

My students need modeling clay, wire, clay tools, green screen paper and an iPad holder.

  • $497 goal

This project expired on July 27, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach urban middle school kids from working class homes with diverse family structures. My students are motivated, talented, hardworking and full of energy. More than half of my students receive free or reduced-cost lunches. They may not be rich with money but they are rich in empathy and willingness to learn. My students deserve a fair opportunity to grow and succeed. They are diverse in their skills and talents. Some of my students think school is more exciting than summer vacation!

My Project

My students love hands-on projects. Traditional teaching has been that the teacher stands in front of the class and teaches a concepts while the students follow and then practice. I have found this technique to work for many students but not all.

I want to have student create stop motion movies to explain difficult mathematical concepts.

Students will need a stabilizer for the iPad, a green screen for the back drop and clay with wire to bring numbers to life.

The students will keep their movies under two minutes and share their videos with each other so that all students have many explanations of important mathematical concepts. I want to reach all my students and you can help.

Mr. Terjesen
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 98 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AboveTEK Heavy Duty Aluminum Gooseneck iPad Holder, Cell Phone Desk Mount Tablet Holder iPad Stand for Office Kitchen Bed, Fits 3.5"-10" iPad Android Tablet & Mobile iPhone X 8 7, Strong Flexible Arm • Amazon Business $39.00 5 $195.00
PF Ultra-light Plasticine Modeling Clay Artist Studio Toy, 24 color Clay Set • Amazon Business $13.99 5 $69.95
Skilled Crafter Clay Tools Set. Premium Quality Detailing, Modeling, Sculpting & Pottery Wheel Tools. 22 Piece Wood/Metal Kit. FREE Sponge! Deluxe Set Best for Potters/Artists of Ceramic, Sculpey etc • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Jack Richeson Armature Wire 1/16 Inch (.063) 32', Solid • Amazon Business $5.47 5 $27.35
Fadeless Bulletin Board Art Paper, 4-Feet by 50-Feet, Apple Green (57135) • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97

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