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Ms. Deconinck from Santa Ana CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calculating Success

My students need a class set of calculators for mathematical application in chemistry.

  • $473 goal

This project expired on December 18, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How many grams of oxygen do you need to react 20 liters of methane? Chemistry involves a lot of math, and a class set of calculators would support their learning.

My students know they want to go to college, and they have selected this school because of our reputation for helping them achieve that.

We serve a population that is predominantly socioeconomically disadvantaged (over 90%) and minority (95% Hispanic), but we give them wrap around support. The district average for high school graduation is 85.5, but our rate is over 90% because of the dedication and love that I and other staff members have.

My Project

Calculators do not enable students to solve problems; they only allow students to solve them faster. This year, I will be teaching my students chemistry, and I want them to be able to focus on the concepts rather than be bogged down by the math. A class set of calculators would reduce the number of calculation errors and free them of the burden of computation so they can enjoy learning the science.

I had these students last year for biology, and I know they were scared of chemistry because of the math.

If I can alleviate some of that fear by providing them with calculators, then I absolutely will.

Ms. Deconinck
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 170 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TI-30X IIS Calculator - Teacher Kit • Nasco $154.00 2 $308.00

Materials cost

$308.00

Vendor shipping charges

$30.80

State sales tax

$28.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$401.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.87

Total project goal

$472.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$472.47

1 Donor

-$472.47

Donations toward project cost

-$401.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$70.87

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$0.00

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