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Mrs. Guptill from Bronson FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calculator, Why Not Calcunow?

Help me give my students scientific calculators that are approved by the State.

  • $386 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 8th graders and 9th graders in a small rural town in Central Florida. They love a good challenge to help keep math class interesting! Hands-on activities and engaging projects really help to encourage the students to enjoy algebra on a daily basis. Critical thinking is a huge skill that my students really look forward to working on because it allows them to be creative in their mathematical process. Allowing my students to think outside the box and really explore the subject is a large part of my classroom atmosphere.

Hands-on manipulatives are a game changer in the mathematics classroom!

This year I plan to use a lot of manipulatives that my students can use themselves, specifically for Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 classes.

My Project

These calculators will help my students tremendously. We all know that practice makes perfect, but how can my students practice for their State Testing if they don't have the same calculators on a daily basis that they are expected to use on the test? I believe that giving my students the same materials year round will greatly benefit them.

Their familiarity alone with how to use the calculator as a tool will make a huge difference in their end results on any end of the year test.

Not to mention the reduced testing anxiety since the functions on the calculator won't be new to them. Calculators are needed on a daily basis in secondary education and I would like to give my students the opportunity to use nice ones.

Mrs. Guptill
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texas Instruments TI-30Xa 10-Digit Scientific Calculator, Black • Staples Advantage $9.40 30 $282.00
Kimbora Classroom Pocket Chart for Teacher Cell Phones Holder Door Hanging Calculator Organizer, 30 Clear Pockets • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$292.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$327.38

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.77

Total project goal

$385.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$385.15

5 Donors

-$193.00

Donations toward project cost

-$164.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.95

match offer

-$192.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$163.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.82

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$0.00

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