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Ms. Craig from Pueblo West CO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Content Understanding Over Computation

Help me give my students calculators to allow them to keep their focus on learning the content of 8th grade.

  • $165 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many students at our school come from low-income families. They are hard workers, but face the challenge of not being able to afford adequate supplies to compete against more affluent schools. Such financial challenges often leave our students feeling at a disadvantage.

Feeling disadvantaged due to income, students falsely believe they can't achieve at the same level as other students.

By enabling them to have access to resources other students take for granted, students can feel that they are learning at the same level as other students. As self-confidence is very important to math achievement, this addition to our classroom will increase achievement and engagement.

My Project

Students are capable of demonstrating understanding of more complex problems but are often held back by computational errors. This creates a feeling of continued failure even though they understand the grade level content.

Having access to calculators will allow students to focus on learning 8th grade content and not be frustrated by computation deficiencies.

It is important to promote a positive mathematical mindset and encourage a positive outlook to be successful in math. Students are more engaged in learning when they feel successful and view the subject in a positive light. Having access to a small supply of classroom calculators will allow all students to feel successful and level the learning playing field.

Ms. Craig
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Casio SL300VC 8-Digit Display Solar Wallet Calculator, Purple • Staples Advantage $6.76 15 $101.40

Materials cost

$101.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$6.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$139.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.60

Total project goal

$164.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$164.01

2 Donors

-$139.01

Donations toward project cost

-$118.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.85

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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