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Ms. Durkin from Indianapolis IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Don't Forget the Negative!

My students need more calculators to explore higher level math courses. We also need Kleenex, paper, pens, folders, and scissors.

  • $438 goal

This project expired on May 4, 2018.

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My Students

As a Special Education Teacher, I have the privilege of working with an amazing set of students. Each student has their own struggles with education, but have pushed themselves to go above and beyond to ensure they graduate and become successful members of society.

These students deserve to have every available tool at their disposal to make these dreams become a reality.

Whether their life will continue on with higher education, or they will join the work force, every student deserves the access to appropriate tools.

My Project

Walk into any higher level math class and you will likely hear the teacher say "Don't forget the negative!" We want our students to gain the knowledge and confidence to compute high level math problems with fidelity.

Our students need calculators to be the tools to access these skills.

The additional supplies of pens, paper, and folders will assist me in remaining organized and energetic in the materials presented in the classroom. As the weather gets chilly, we are using more and more tissues. Help me keep my kiddos healthy by providing me and my co-teacher with a box of tissues!

Ms. Durkin
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS 10-Digit Scientific Calculator, Pink • Staples Advantage $12.22 20 $244.40
Kleenex Flat Box Facial Tissue, 2-Ply, 36/Case • $42.07 1 $42.07
Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb./176 gsm, "Vintage" 5-Color Assortment, 250 Sheets/Pack (21003 / 22003) • $16.99 1 $16.99
Pilot G2 Premium Retractable Gel Roller Pens, Bold Point, Black, 12/Pack (31256) • $15.99 1 $15.99
Quill Brand Colored File Folders 1/3-Cut Adjustable Tabs, Letter Size, 7 Color Assortment, 100/BX • $15.29 1 $15.29
Westcott 4061-8/All Purpose Scissors, Pointed Tip, 8", Straight Handle, Red • $2.03 1 $2.03

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