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Ms. Ritz from Wheeling WV is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Financial Algebra at a Distance

Help me give my students a means to develop a financial literacy base while maintaining a safe social distance.

  • $912 goal

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My Students

How many times have you heard a student say (or maybe you've even said it yourself), "When will I ever use this?" My students realize that math will play a big part of their futures, but they struggle to comprehend the various mathematical concepts. Many are planning to enter the workforce immediately following high school graduation, but doubt their mathematical abilities to successfully navigate the financial intricacies of adulthood.

My students are enthusiastic about creating successful financial futures but lack the knowledge of where to begin.

They have often struggled in traditional math courses but thrive in a more project-based, hands-on learning environments. They want to understand how to determine the pros and cons of loans, savings accounts and credit cards. They strive to reduce their anxieties about the future by gaining experience handling car loans, vacation planning, payroll and taxes. They want to understand how to maintain a checking account and the pitfalls of overdraft.

The students enrolled in this course will include both those struggling with the concept of Algebra and also those seeking to experience some real world financial applications of Algebra.

My Project

Students will be working in a hybrid environment. These items will allow them to safely apply the knowledge they learned online to a real world setting(time clocks). Where students had previously worked in teams, sharing workspace, they now must spread out and collaborate online, whether that be across the room or between households. They will be given the opportunity to work both hands on and online to accomplish their goals. In order to work in the classroom, they will be forced to maintain the hygenic conditions necessary for safety during the COVID pandemic.

Ms. Ritz
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sanidate Sanitizing Wipe, 125 Wipes per canister, 6/Carton (2015-125CT) • Staples Advantage $67.99 3 $203.97
Wrapped Flex Straws, 7 3/4", Polypropylene, White, 10000/Carton (DIX FXW7) • Staples Advantage $131.19 1 $131.19
Betco Advanced Alcohol Gel Hand Sanitizer, Light Fresh, 1 Gal., 4/Carton (79604-00) • Staples Advantage $124.99 1 $124.99
PURELL Advanced Refreshing 12 oz. Gel Hand Sanitizer, Clean Scent, 12/Carton (3659-12) • Staples Advantage $75.79 1 $75.79
Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towel, 2-Ply, White, 110 Sheets/Roll, 12 Rolls/Pack (76209) • Staples Advantage $26.79 2 $53.58
uPunch Rack, 10 Pockets (HNTCR10) • Staples Advantage $12.82 4 $51.28
Pacon Wide Ruled 3"x 5" Index Cards, Assorted Super Bright Colors, 75 cards/Pack, 6 Pack/Bundle (PAC1726) • Staples Advantage $37.59 1 $37.59
Surebonder Dual Temperature Professional Glue Gun, 80 Watt (DT-750) • Staples Advantage $30.59 1 $30.59
FFR Merchandising BR & SK 6" Economy Card Holder, Clear, 16/Pack • Staples Advantage $11.79 1 $11.79
Staples Erasers, Assorted Colors, Dozen (771352) • Staples Advantage $0.34 25 $8.50
Carson-Dellosa Publishing Library Pockets Celebrate Learning (121020) • Staples Advantage $4.09 1 $4.09

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