My students need calculators to practice for their NYS Test!!
This project expired on August 31, 2014.
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I need my students to be able to answer 30 in questions in 80 minutes or less. With the multistep questions now given in the Common Core tests, students need to spend less time working out long division, and more time reading and understanding the problem and the many different steps involved.
Our school is located in a high-needs area in NYC.
Most of my students come from large, low income families making school supply shopping, which can be expensive, quite difficult. Most of our students struggle to get the basic supplies, so there is no way we can expect our students to purchase a scientific calculator.
The calculators we have right now are old, with broken keys and missing screens. To make matters worse, we don't even have a full class set. It is very difficult for the students to keep up with the lesson when they have to pass a calculator back and forth. These new calculators will mean that every student gets their own calculator and will be able to learn how to use all of the functions required for the NYS Test.
The new Common Core State Test is very calculation heavy, which is why students are allowed to use a calculator on two out of the three test days.
Without the use of a calculator, it would be nearly impossible for them to finish the test in the time allotted. This donation of calculators will make each minute spent in the classroom count because we won't have to waste time sharing calculators.
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