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Mrs. Taylor from Miami FL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Down to the Basics With a Cutting Edge!

Help me give my students the extra push, with a Cricut machine and a laptop, they need to understand the importance of math and how it can be used in various careers such as animation, computer science, and even culinary arts.

  • $1,000 goal

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My Students

My students live in sunny South Florida and ninety-eight percent of them qualify for free or reduced price lunch. They are very energetic and eager to learn the fundamentals of mathematics. Despite their current placement in our magnet program, some of them are in need of additional resources for help them reach their full potential. After only a few weeks in school, I've noticed that they all work really hard everyday and strive to do their very best. I am excited to work with such a great group of kids and I know without a doubt that they are ready to prove that they are here to succeed and do the very best that they can.

My Project

My 6th grade students tend to struggle in math. I would like to broaden their knowledge of technology and mathematics by incorporating both throughout this school year. If I had the opportunity to use the Cricut machine in the classroom, I can provide numerous objects that will enhance their understanding of basic math concepts such as multiplication and division as well as being able to bridge the gap between their understanding of fractions and decimals. Students can also utilize the machine during their Sea Level Trends project to determine measurements of beach erosion by using equations. Student can enhance their project boards using the digital stencils and various designs from the software downloaded to the laptop.

Having a laptop would also be a great asset so that there is one central location in the class for students to work on projects.

Although there are a few desktops in the class, they are outdated and requires service/maintenance very often. There are so many students without computer and internet access at home which requires them to visit community libraries regularly. If they are provided with the technology they need in the comfort of their classroom, students can collaborate with peers and successfully complete required assignments and projects. Both the Cricut and laptop would give students the opportunity to explore and investigate mathematics in so many ways. Students can explore spatial relations and magnitude, investigate dynamics, and broaden their conceptual understanding of measurement.

Mrs. Taylor
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 136 students.

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2018 Newest Premium HP High Performance Laptop PC 15.6-inch HD+ Display AMD E2-9000e Processor 4GB DDR4 RAM 500GB HDD WIFI DVD-RW HDMI Bluetooth Webcam Sleeve&Mouse Windows 10 (Purple) • Amazon Business $319.00 1 $319.00
Cricut Explore Air 2 Mint • Amazon Business $199.99 1 $199.99
Cricut Cuttlebug Die Cutting & Embossing Machine • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Luxja Carrying Bag Compatible with Cricut Explore Air and Maker, Tote Bag Compatible with Cricut Explore Air and Supplies, Bag Only, Purple • Amazon Business $56.99 1 $56.99
Cricut Cutting Mat Variety 4 Pack , 12 in. x 12 in • Amazon Business $38.95 1 $38.95
Cricut 2003294 Tools and Trimmer Set, Gold • Amazon Business $38.62 1 $38.62
Qbc Craft 12x12 Permanent Adhesive Vinyl Sheets (36 Pack) Including Transfer Paper Assorted Colors of vinyl for Cricut Maker Expression Explore Silhouette Cameo make Adhesive Backed Vinyl Decals Signs • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Holographic Opal Craft Vinyl 12" x 12" 7 Sheets/Pack for Craft Cutters,Sign Plotters • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
Cricut Cuttlebug Adapter Plate C, 5.875"x7.75 • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Cricut Tools, Mint Basic Set • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
Cricut Tools, XL Scraper • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Cricut 2002685 Stencil Vinyl • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
Cricut Replacement Cutting Blades for Cutting Machines • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50

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