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Ms. Guilliam from West Helena AR is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Construction Connections: Science and Math

My students need 40 calculators to master math related skills in physics.

  • $553 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Can you calculate the velocity (in km/hr) of a projectile that travels 15 m in 2.5 seconds? My students are learning to answer questions like this in class, but it's often slow going without any calculators for them to use.

My students are in the ninth grade at a rural school on the Arkansas side of the Mississippi River Delta.

They are taking a physical science course and will be learning about motion, energy, waves, and other topics this semester. They are excited about the labs we will be doing, but many of them cannot provide their own calculator to use in class.

My Project

Having calculators in physical science class will allow students to do the math we need without being bogged down or frustrated by the process of solving problems on paper. They will be able to find the resistance of a circuit or prove the Law of Conservation of Energy with ease. Calculators will allow them to stop seeing the math we must do as an obstacle keeping them from science but as a tool that will make science that much more accessible to them.

By putting a calculator into the hands of one of my students, you will be helping them retain their interest in science.

The day when "I used to like this class before we did all this math" changes to "I didn't like math before we used it so much!" could be coming sooner than you think!

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

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Calculator Model Ti-1706 Sv • Sargent-Welch $9.90 40 $396.00

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