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Mr. Baird from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calculating the Advantages of Learning Math

Help me give my students essential tools for learning math in middle school and beyond.

  • $943 goal

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My Students

Middle school is not an easy, comfortable experience for advantaged kids; my students are navigating these years with challenges associated with high risk learners, including language barriers, financial and housing instability, and non-citizen status. Our class is a mix of nationalities and experiences--both thrilling and traumatic. When my kids come to class, they bring the same energy and excitement for learning as children from any neighborhood.

I feel a strong sense of responsibility to give my kids opportunities and access to tools they need to be successful.

My Project

Many kids in my class have gaps in their education, and math deficiencies are particularly difficult to fill. With graphing calculators, the students have the opportunity to use multiple functions in various levels of math.

The objective is to teach middle school math principles, including learning how to use an advanced but popular calculator, to enable a smooth transition into high school.

The selected calculator will reinforce order of operations, allow students to compute positive and negative numbers, and develop an understanding of slope-intercept form--and then graph the line--all of which is necessary in core and advanced high school math, calculus, and statistic classes.

Mr. Baird
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 30 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texas Instruments(R) TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator • Amazon Business $94.99 8 $759.92

Materials cost

$759.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.40

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$801.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.41

Total project goal

$942.73

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$942.73

2 Donors

-$628.49

Donations toward project cost

-$534.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$94.27

match offer

-$314.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$267.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.14

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$0.00

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