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Ms. Boyle from Oakland CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calculating Success

The cost of a classroom set (40) of calculators is $1570, 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>.

  • $1,615 goal

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Hi, I am a first year 6th grade mathematics teacher in East Oakland. My students are wonderful, my staff is amazing, but my resources need a little work. In an attempt to make my lessons more student-centered and engaging, I have tried to use real life examples or experiments when learning new concepts. The problem I have run into, however, is that big numbers often accompany these lessons. And we have no calculators in the classrooms. My class ends up wasting a lot of time multiplying large numbers and become distracted enough to miss the concepts. In particular, I love a lesson called "discovering Pi," in which students use string and round objects to discover the value of pi on their own. This lesson would be much more effective with calculators. So I am requesting a class set (40) of the TI Explorer calculators, which are designed for middle school use. Our students would be able to have much more comprehensive lessons and learn to love math!

Ms. Boyle
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
NZ178 - Math Explorer Plus Calculator Kit • Lakeshore Learning $269.00 4 $1,076.00

Materials cost

$1,076.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$1,324.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$290.70

Total project goal

$1,615.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,615.00

3 Donors

-$1,477.95

Donations toward project cost

-$1,325.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$152.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$137.90

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$0.00

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