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Ms. Jones from Antioch TN is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Connecting Math Using the Xbox Kinect in the Classroom

My students need a Xbox Kinect game console.

  • $384 goal

This project expired on December 26, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

How hard is it to teach some math concepts? Hmmm..some are very challenging. We all know the students today live in a word of technology. Therefore, why not increase their skills with a little fun along the way. The Xbox Kinect will help the students master skills using equalities, angles, etc.

I currently teach in a high poverty school with a large population of ELL students.

Many of my students have limited English, but are hard workers and will go the extra mile to learn. They are dedicated to attending school on a Saturday to maximum their learning. My students are great with technology and tend to grasp any concept when technology is involved because they do not feel overwhelmed. I know the Xbox Kinect will increase their skills in making charts/graphing, understanding the different types of angles, calculating statistical results, converting fractions to decimals, etc. The students will not only have fun but will create a more challenging environment to enhance their writing skills as well.

My Project

Everyday my students receive enrichment/intervention time at the end of the day. By incorporating the Xbox Kinect, it will allow kinesthetic and bodily activities in math class. For example, the students will be able to play knocking down the numbers in bowling. This game will allow students to take their scores from ten frames in fractions and convert them to percent and decimals. Another example, the students can work as a sport analyst after playing a game of baseball. At the end of the two innings, each student creates a stats report for their team using the data their partner collected. It may include percentages, or ratios. The students will discuss whether the data is skewed.

This piece of technology will make a tremendous difference in my classroom and grasp the students attention.

By funding this project you will make the difference in my students by lives by keeping them engaged and challenged. We would appreciate your efforts in funding our project.

Ms. Jones
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Microsoft Xbox 360 - game console - 4 GB flash - matte black - with Kinect • Best Buy $274.99 1 $274.99

Materials cost

$274.99

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$326.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.55

Total project goal

$383.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$383.66

6 Donors

-$191.83

Donations toward project cost

-$163.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.77

match offer

-$191.82

Match offer toward project cost

-$163.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.77

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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