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Ms. Karissa from New York NY is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Calculators Needed To Soar!

Help me give my students graphing calculators.

  • $633 goal

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My Students

My students are all very different. They have individual strengths and weaknesses, respond to challenges in different ways, have different learning styles and originate from different NYC neighborhoods and economical backgrounds. However, they are all the same in the way that they want to learn. They want to do well in school, and they want to feel prepared when they encounter both social and academic problems. I know this. They communicate it to me in so many ways from "Can you help me?" and the "Oh's!" of understanding to the "Ok, fine, I'll keep trying," to the "Look Karissa, I did it!" I don't ever again, want my students to communicate to me that they gave up because they didn't remember how to use the calculator to problem solve. This is due to the fact that our school does not have enough for every student to practice using.

I love all of my students and want them to each have the essential tools and opportunities they need and deserve to succeed and soar!

My Project

Imagine you are learning to become a pilot. You have been training but have had to share all of your practice time piloting the plane with another trainee. Every couple of minutes you switch who is behind the Yoke handles of the plane. Your Pilot Exam comes up and you are expected to pass the test as if you had hours of training with every component necessary, but you haven't. Is this fair to the pilot?

Could my students fairly and successfully navigate their way through the landscapes of the Common Core Regents Exam without enough practice time using and understanding their own graphing calculator?

Can they afford to not have enough access to a tool that they will need experience with when they go on to college? Can they afford to not have enough access to a tool that enforces their conceptual understanding and fluency of a topic so vital to everyday life?

The answer is no. They cannot afford this. Their future as a high school graduate depends on it. Their future as a college student depends on it. Their future in a STEM career depends on it. Help me supply individual access to the technology my students need to succeed, the technology they need to soar!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus 10-Digit Graphing Calculator, Black • Staples Advantage $99.99 5 $499.95

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