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Ms. Johnson from Corcoran CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calculus In Motion

My students need AP calculus flash cards and supplies to build mousetrap cars.

  • $998 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a farming community nestled in the central valley. The high school serves a population of approximately 850 students. The student population is primarily hispanic and approximately 95% free and reduced lunch. Many of our students face a variety of challenges at home. My goal as a teacher here is to help broaden the horizons of my students and to assist them in reaching their goals.

The students in calculus desire to go to a 4-year university and many of them are the first in their families to do so.

Also, many of them want to continue on studying math or go into the science field. Their goal in taking calculus to push themselves and to help them get ahead.

My Project

At my school, we are trying to challenge our students to learn more and reach higher. We are working towards to helping more and more of our students pass the AP Calculus exam. One way that we are going to do this is by providing our kids with hands-on application of the principles they will learn in calculus and by giving them the resources they need to study for the AP test.

We have thought about what would help us study for the test and have decided that having these flash cards would help.

This will help our students study at their own pace and be independent in their learning. Also, it will help the students see what they need to know for the test and the type of questions they will see on the exam.

We are emphasizing studying for the AP test but we also want our kids to see the usefulness of calculus. In order to do this, we want to create mousetrap cars - this will allow them to see how calculus can be used in the real world. It will also help the students become more excited about studying math.

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Ms. Johnson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Barron's AP Calculus Flash Cards, 2nd Edition • Amazon Business $17.87 19 $339.53
Calculus SparkNotes Study Cards • Amazon Business $9.95 19 $189.05
Pitsco Basic Mousetrap Vehicle Kit (Individual Pack) • Amazon Business $18.91 6 $113.46
Brodhead Garrett Delta Education Mousetrap Racer Designer Assortment (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $53.60 1 $53.60
Sargent Art 22-2399 8-Ounce Acrylic Paint, 12 Piece Set • Amazon Business $43.38 1 $43.38

Materials cost

$739.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.62

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$847.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.60

Total project goal

$997.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$997.33

1 Donor

-$997.33

Donations toward project cost

-$847.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$149.60

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$0.00

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