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Ms. Phillips from Pinetown NC is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calculators in Class

Help me give my students new calculators to use during class for practice with calculator active questions on our state assessments!

  • $1,413 goal

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My Students

My fifth-grade math classroom is a part of a Title I school in Eastern North Carolina. We have amazing students who are constantly seeking opportunities to apply their learning to real world and current events.

Our Title I school is constantly looking for innovative resources to up our education game to benefit our students'​ academics and engagement.

Any donations made to our projects are to better our students' success in school and allow them to be better citizens in our community and globally.

My Project

After going through our fifth grade set of calculators, there are more than half in which the displays are distorted, causing the students to not be able to read the calculator screens accurately. We use our calculators fifty percent of our class period to practice how to compute math problems. Half of our end of grade state assessments are calculator active (we are actually allowed to use the calculator) and the other half is calculator inactive. After having the students do their math computation by paper and pencil, they are taught how and allowed to check their answers on the calculators.

We currently do not have enough calculators that work effectively for each student to practice using their own.

This is more of a struggle on state assessment days when the entire fifth grade is taking a math test at the same time. Being able to provide each student with their own calculator will assist them in learning current math skills, prepare them for future math skills and help in teaching responsibility and taking ownership of their belongings.

Ms. Phillips
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
CALCULATOR TI-15 SET OF 10 15/TKT/2L1 • School Specialty $163.51 6 $981.06

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