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Mrs. Hope from Danbury CT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging with Calculators

My students need graphing calculators to help better understand mathematical concepts, score higher in performance measures, and engage in problem solving.

  • $1,943 goal

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My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds. Our school often has the greatest ethnic diversity of all the schools in the state. We also have the largest high school in the state. The majority of our students receive free or reduced lunch. The school, especially the math department has been underfunded for technology. These students do not have readily accessible technology that allows them to truly engage in the content as they could.

Like all kids, they enjoy learning most when they are actively engaged.

Students are absent due to either a suspension or from the lack of interest in being in school. This is evidence that they are disengaged. These students need a better reason to be in the classroom than grades alone. They need to feel that they are a part of a family/community. They need to feel needed.

My Project

The use of graphing calculators will be a daily activity in my classroom. The graphing calculator is a tool in which students can move forwards and gain success and engagement. The graphing calculators allow my students at various levels greater access to complex mathematical concepts.

Using the graphing calculators, students will engage with multiple representations to visualize and gains in understanding in problem solving.

Currently, students use Chromebooks for graphing features. This is not beneficial because students cannot use the Chromebooks for classroom assessments and the SAT's. Where as the graphing calculator is allowed for all assessments.

Another problem is the fact that the batteries never seem to last. So having the charging station will help alleviate the issue.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to improve and increase student attention and focus, you will ultimately help to increase their academic achievement.

Mrs. Hope
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 130 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texas Instruments TI?84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator, Silver • Staples Advantage $138.65 11 $1,525.15
Texas Instruments Charging Station for TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator, Gray (TI84PLSCECHARGE) • Staples Advantage $71.64 1 $71.64

Materials cost

$1,596.79

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$23.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,650.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$291.31

Total project goal

$1,942.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,942.05

2 Donors

-$971.02

Donations toward project cost

-$825.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$145.65

match offer

-$971.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$825.37

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$145.65

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$0.00

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