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Ms. Sansom from Portland OR is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calculators for Chemists

My students need a class set of 25 scientific calculators for daily work.

  • $393 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My group is as diverse as they come in all aspects including ability, race, and socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. My classes are made of mostly sophomores, but all grade levels are represented throughout chemistry and AP chemistry.

My school and district are rapidly growing, creating many more sections and students per class than we are used to, as well as a much more diverse group of students.

I began teaching 5 sections of chemistry, which has now grown to 20 and will continue to grow, based on district projections and a new science scope and sequence.

My Project

The majority of students cannot afford their own calculators and are frequently fighting to get the “good” calculators. I have 10 available for sharing for my 25-30 student classes. Calculators are a necessity in chemistry and students will no longer have to argue over who had it last time, and will not have to wait until one is free during a test. Students often struggle using a calculator because they don’t get enough practice with scientific notation or log functions. A class set of 25 of these simple scientific calculators would make a huge difference in the everyday practice that students get in my classroom.

Ms. Sansom
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 180 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texas Instruments - Scientific Calculator • Best Buy Education $11.96 25 $299.00

Materials cost

$299.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$333.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.85

Total project goal

$392.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$392.33

1 Donor

-$392.33

Donations toward project cost

-$333.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.85

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$0.00

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