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Ms. Schneider from Slidell LA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Catapult through Quadratics!

My students need basic supplies to build their own catapults, organize materials, and design their target.

  • $178 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you love math? For many, including most of my students, they cringe when they hear that four letter word. However, through investigative lessons and hands on projects my students not only learn the math skills they need but learn that math is not that bad. In fact, by the end of the year some of them even like math!

In Algebra 2 we dive deep into functions, where quadratics can come to life with catapults and polynomials represent roller coasters, inertia and physics.

There are many ways to help kids “see” the skills that they are learning, it just takes time, materials, and a little creativity!

My Project

Creating real life representations of high level math concepts can help students not only understand but help them remember important skills that they need to know. Students will build mini catapults and use them to calculate the projectile of an M&M in order to accurately hit their target. This reenforces quadratic skills and helps students understand some of the uses of projectile motion. Many students do not understand what the key features of a quadratic function actually represent until they see it’s meaning in their catapult. This activity is highly engaging and helps bring quadratics to life. Applying math to the real world can be fun!

Ms. Schneider
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 125 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chenille Kraft Company Natural Wood Craft Sticks, Regular Size, Natural, 4 1/2" x 3/8", 1,000/Bx • Staples Advantage $9.49 2 $18.98
Crayola Colored Pencils, 50/Box • Staples Advantage $8.99 2 $17.98
Honey Can Do Wood Clothespins with Spring, 200 Pack • Staples Advantage $13.79 1 $13.79
Staples Small Metal Binder Clips Bulk Pack, Black, 3/4" Size with 3/8" Capacity, 144/Pk • Staples Advantage $10.79 1 $10.79
Staples Plastic Spoons, Medium Weight, White, 300/Pk • Staples Advantage $10.29 1 $10.29
Staples Pre-Sharpened Wood Pencils, No. 2, 48/Pk • Staples Advantage $2.86 3 $8.58
Staples Rubber Bands; Size #64, 3-1/2"x1/4", 1 lb • Staples Advantage $7.79 1 $7.79
Staples Rubber Bands, #33, 3 1/2" x 1/8", 820/Pk • Staples Advantage $7.79 1 $7.79
Crayola Washable Super Tips Markers (58-8106), 20/Box • Staples Advantage $5.79 1 $5.79
Staples Large Binder Clips, 2" Width, 1" Capacity, Black, 12/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.99 1 $3.99
Staples Binder Clips, Medium, 1 1/4" Size, 5/8" Capacity, Black, 24/Pk • Staples Advantage $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$109.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.57

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$150.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.57

Total project goal

$177.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$177.14

3 Donors

-$96.07

Donations toward project cost

-$81.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.41

match offer

-$81.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$68.91

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.16

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$0.00

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