You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mrs. Rowland from W Hempstead NY is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calculus and Angry Birds!

My students need the equipment to connect our iPad to our interactive whiteboard. We also need a printer.

  • $462 goal

This project expired on October 6, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Who would have thought that it was possible to teach Calculus in a fun, interactive way? With iPads and Angry Birds I can do just that!

Our school is in a very diverse community in suburban New York.

More and more of our students are receiving free and reduced lunch each year. My Calculus students are motivated students who have chosen to take this class for college credit while still in high school. However, there are still topics that they "just don't see the point of" and the supplies I am asking for would help with this problem.

My Project

Who wouldn't love to learn Calculus using an iPad and Angry Birds? The problem is that I only have one ipad for the 32 students in my class! However if I am able to connect my iPad to the interactive whiteboard, ALL of my students could benefit from it! They could take turns coming up to the board and showing their skills at Angry Birds to the rest of the class. In order to connect my iPad to the whiteboard, I would need a VGA cable and an Apple digital A/V adaptor. I would also love to be able to take screen shots of the students work and print them out on a printer in our room. Since there is only on iPad in the classroom, I would need a sturdy case for it (to keep it safe) and a stylus would be great for my students who have sensory issues.

Calculus can be a very interesting subject - when taught in a "fun" way.

With the materials I have requested I will be able to do just that! Using Angry Birds, I can have students predict where the red bird will land using the properties of parabolas and where the yellow bird will land using the equation of a tangent line. These materials can be reused each year to show my students many wonderful things about calculus!

Mrs. Rowland
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 65 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Rowland is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Monster - Digital Life High Performance 16' VGA Cable • Best Buy $59.99 1 $59.99
Targus - Versavu Carrying Case for iPad, Accessories - Black • Best Buy $59.99 1 $59.99
Targus - Stylus • Best Buy $19.99 1 $19.99
Apple - Digital A/V Adapter • Best Buy $39.99 1 $39.99
HP - LaserJet Pro Wireless Black-and-White Laser Printer • Best Buy $159.99 1 $159.99

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"W Hempstead","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1469403],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":796134,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":65,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Rowland","authorIds":{"1469403":{"owner":"Mrs. Rowland","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[796134],"proposalHash":"1669258804","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":236928,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTQ4OTk3MQ==","MTQyNDY2MA=="],"teacherId":1469403,"schoolCounty":"Nassau","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}