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Mrs. Stephenson from San Diego CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cultivate Learning with Calculators

My students need proper working calculators to build confidence and persevere.

  • $764 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A majority of the students I support on our campus come from low-income homes, are transient and have mild/moderate disabilities ranging from ADHD to Auditory and Visual Processing difficulties. My students learn differently than the typical student but respond well to "out of the box" teaching strategies and small group instruction. Many of the students I teach have had difficult upbringings and struggle both socially and academically. It is my job to find their strengths and help teach to those strengths.

My Project

Even though I teach older students, many of them do not know basic multiplication facts. It’s not just multiplication, either. Many students struggle with combining positive and negative numbers, and fractions continue to be an area of weakness.

Calculators build math confidence.

Calculators have an important role in supporting and advancing elementary mathematics learning. Students weak in their basic skills can preserve to a more challenging material when they are not held back by their lack of basic skills material.

The benefits of their selective and strategic use are twofold. Calculators can promote the higher-order thinking and reasoning needed for problem-solving in our information- and technology-based society, and they can also increase students’ understanding of and fluency with arithmetic operations, algorithms, and numerical relationships.

Mrs. Stephenson
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 - Scientific Calculator • Best Buy Education $15.36 25 $384.00
Casio - Scientific Calculator • Best Buy Education $15.96 11 $175.56

Materials cost

$559.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$51.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$649.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.56

Total project goal

$763.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$763.71

1 Donor

-$254.56

Donations toward project cost

-$216.38

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.18

match offer

-$509.14

Match offer toward project cost

-$432.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.37

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$0.00

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