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  • $1,142 goal

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Mrs. W.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot, About Math and Science!

My students need Hot Dots pens and card sets to gain exposure to academic vocabulary, high order thinking skills, and math and science concepts.

My Students

Mathematics - the unshaken Foundation of Sciences, and the plentiful Fountain of Advantage to human affairs. ~Isaac Barrow

My students come from a high poverty neighborhood with a very diverse range of home structures: nuclear, single parent, multiple-family, foster, migrant, and military to name a few.

With such diversity, it is to be expected that each student is going to have a very divergent range of personal, social, emotional, and educational needs when compared to schools that serve a more homogeneous population. This aside, they are just children and need to have fun, and laugh, question, explore, create, and interact with each other in an effort to develop the knowledge and social skills needed to be successful individuals. My students are very interested in technology...math and science not so much. I feel that by using current technological trends as a means to enhance mathematics and science concepts my students will become more interested and engaged in the learning process.

My Project

Feelin' Hot Hot HOT about Math and Science has the potential to grab the attention of struggling students and inspire them to participate in vocabulary, math, and science activities through the use of Hot Dots technology. Hot Dots turns ordinary flash cards into individualized basic skills tutors. Students will use the Hot Dots pen with various curricular cards to review independently, or in cross grade level groups. The cards requested will be used to enhance higher order thinking skills, such as deductive reasoning, and STEM concepts. The plastic storage case included also makes these great send-home helpers for those students needing additional academic support. The importance of showing students alternative ways to learn, independently and collaboratively, is one of the most valuable lessons I can provide to my students. By taking interest in their own learning, using hands on Hot Dots activities, students are more likely to process and retain information.

These children deserve the same opportunity to learn through advanced technology as those from more affluent areas.

My goal is to expose these kids to technology from an educational perspective so that they gain the tools they need to use computers and mathematics as a means to advance through life. Your contributions are much more than a donation they are gifts of knowledge that will be unwrapped daily.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hot Dots(r) Math Quiz Card Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $73.06 1 $73.06
Complete Hot Dots(r) Phonics Program • Kaplan Early Learning Company $120.36 1 $120.36
Hot Dots(r) Reading Comprehension Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $128.96 1 $128.96
Hot Dots(r) Academic Vocabulary Cards - Grades 1-3 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.72 1 $13.72
Hot Dots(r) Academic Vocabulary Cards - Grades 4-6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.72 1 $13.72
Hot Dots(r) Standards-Based Science Review Cards - Grade 1 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $68.76 1 $68.76
Hot Dots(r) Standards-Based Math Review Cards - Grade 1 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $68.76 1 $68.76
Hot Dots Jr. Card Set • Nasco $139.95 1 $139.95
Hot Dots(r) Standards-Based Math Review Cards - Grade 5 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $68.76 1 $68.76
Hot Dots(r) Standards-Based Science Review Cards - Grade 5 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $68.76 1 $68.76

Materials cost

$764.81

Vendor shipping charges

$88.98

State sales tax

$69.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$970.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$171.22

Total project goal

$1,141.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,141.46

2 Donors

-$1,141.46

Donations toward project cost

-$970.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$171.22

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$0.00

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This project will reach 32 students.

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