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Teacher Friel from Philadelphia PA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calculating Success

My students need to be able to connect to the algebra. Mathematics is very difficult for a lot of students, but with the use of graphing calculators, seemingly abstract ideas can come to life.

  • $1,373 goal

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My Students

My classroom consists of students who did not prosper in the typical classrooms of the School District of Philadelphia. Our school is located in North Philadelphia and serves students from all around the city. Students choose to attend our school because it is a safe and empowering environment.

My students are incredibly talented and hardworking individuals, yet the majority of them cannot afford the calculators that are needed in higher level mathematics courses.

As I work to teach basic live skills such as reasoning, problem solving, and persistence in my Algebra 2 class, my students need to be provided with the tools and opportunities that many take for granted.

My Project

During my time teaching in Philadelphia, I have realized that although calculators are a basic tool in most high school math classrooms, they are not readily available to my students. The calculators that my higher mathematics courses require are very expensive, and very few families can afford the cost.

My students need calculators to perform the mathematics in my class, but they also need experience using the calculators so that they can be successful on statewide and college admissions tests.

Last school year, my students had limited access to calculators, and this put them at a disadvantage throughout the school year as well as during state testing.

Teacher Friel
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Graphics Calculator (84PL/CLM/1L1/B) • Amazon Business $111.99 10 $1,119.90

Materials cost

$1,119.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$16.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,166.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$205.89

Total project goal

$1,372.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,372.59

13 Donors

-$606.94

Donations toward project cost

-$517.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$89.54

match offer

-$763.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$649.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$114.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.77

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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