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Ms. B. from Fontana CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calculators for Cats!

My students need 10 HP scientific calculators to be able to do chemistry and other science calculations.

  • $735 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My high school is in a high poverty area. Many of my students have trouble getting money for lunch so a scientific calculator of their own is out of reach for many.

Chemistry is a college prep class for sophomores and my students need scientific calculators to do chemistry problems. Doing calculations of any kind and particularly chemistry helps to prepare students for the logic, precision and determination needed in all college classes. Calculations CAN be done by hand but with a calculator a student can do many calculations in the time needed to do one by hand and gain valuable experience and critical thinking skills if the math does not slow them down!! If a student can see a successful result in a shorter period of time, it is much more motivating to keep trying and be successful at the more challenging problems!

These calculators will be joining the ones already in my room for students to use for practice and on tests. Being able to see the answer quickly in practice makes students more confident and willing to try the harder problems on tests. Most of my students will be the first in their family to attend college; so self confidence coupled with appropriate skills is very important!

If you fund my request, you will help make it possible for my students to visualize attending college in their future and have the skills to be able to complete a four year (or more) program! What a difference that will make in their life and the lives of their family! Thanks in advance.

Ms. B.
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 105 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PHOTO/COMMODITIES OFFICE ELECTRONICS CALCULATORS 7218389 • Best Buy $49.99 10 $499.90

Materials cost

$499.90

Vendor shipping charges

$49.99

State sales tax

$36.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$602.63

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$132.28

Total project goal

$734.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$734.91

2 Donors

-$367.45

Donations toward project cost

-$301.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.14

match offer

-$367.46

Match offer toward project cost

-$301.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.14

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$0.00

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