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  • $313 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Berglund
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Calculators Don't Add Up

My fifth grade students need 25 new calculators because the ones we are using are ancient and do not add up correctly.

I am the 5th grade teacher in a small school district in Michigan. We have about 300 students in our K-12 school. Two years ago, we discovered our school has a 1 million dollar debt and we have been forced to make cuts. The teachers have had to make due with what they had.

We use calculators daily to correct problems, calculate grades, and check answers. I believe the same calculators that my students are using are the same ones that I used when I was in 5th grade (21 years ago). Most of them have broken keys or don't "add" up correctly.

My classroom needs 25 new calculators to replace the "ancient" ones we have now. Not only will it help my students, it will save us from the frustration of trying to make the old ones work correctly.

With your help, my students will be able to use the new calculators with a smile! They will be able to check their work faster and calculate their scores without any problems.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Office Depot(R) Brand 880 Desktop Calculator • Office Depot Inc. $8.50 25 $212.50

Materials cost

$212.50

Vendor shipping charges

$21.25

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$256.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.20

Total project goal

$312.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$312.20

5 Donors

-$289.75

Donations toward project cost

-$256.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$22.45

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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