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Ms. Thompson from San Francisco CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphing Calculators for Mathematical Exploration and Discovery

Help me give my students TI-84+CE calculators for classroom and standardized test usage.

  • $7,417 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse range of high school students, including recent immigrants, students of color, and working-class backgrounds. Many will be the first in their family to attend college and lack the resources to purchase their own graphing calculators.

I've found that using technology like graphing calculators allow students to explore, conjecture, and not be afraid of just asking themselves "I wonder what would happen if..."

As wonderful a tool as the internet is, and even though most students have smartphones and can download desmos.com, that's not an appropriate resource for assessment. In addition, I'd like my students to feel so comfortable with graphing calculators that they can use them with ease on standardized tests like the SAT like their more affluent peers do. Your support of this project will help level the playing field for my awesome students!

My Project

This class set of TI-84+ CE calculators will be used on a daily basis in my mathematics classroom and in those of my colleagues.

I've found that using technology like graphing calculators allow students to explore, conjecture, and not be afraid of just asking themselves "I wonder what would happen if..."

In addition, as a teacher of many low-income students, I've found that the cost of one is a burden for many families. Since these devices (and not online tools like desmos.com!) are allowed on the SAT, it really helps my students become familiar enough with these calculators that they can harness that power like wealthier students.

Ms. Thompson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT TI-84 PLUS CE GRAPHING CALCULATOR SET OF 30 W/STORAGE • School Specialty $5,199.97 1 $5,199.97

Materials cost

$5,199.97

Vendor shipping charges

$520.00

State sales tax

$475.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$78.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$6,303.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$1,112.43

Total project goal

$7,416.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$7,416.20

3 Donors

-$7,406.20

Donations toward project cost

-$6,295.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1,110.93

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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