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Mrs. Hammy from Immokalee FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hammy's Lottery 2018

My students need color graphing calculators that help them visualize math word problems and equations.

  • $1,394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students make up a beautiful cultural bouquet! We are approximately 75% Hispanic, 20% Black/Haitian, and 5% White/Other.

We are FAMILY in spite of and because of our differences!

As a teacher in a Title 1 school in a migrant community, I see the daily struggles of so many of my students. Many are responsible for looking after their younger siblings while their parents are working in the fields. Many of my students also work at businesses in the community to help out their family financially. Sadly, some are even homeless.

For 49 minutes a day, I am so blessed to watch them show up anyway. I get to see them work hard and successfully complete Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus...no small feat!

I am so proud of them all!

My Project

Math is an intimidating subject for most students, and when math is presented in words instead of numbers, many students are ready to quit. In an effort to teach students how to visualize and breakdown higher level math problems, I am hoping to purchase 8 colored graphing calculators that 8 students will be able to use throughout the year and take with them to college. This way, those students will have access to a technology that can help them form real-world connections.

The way the Hammy Lottery works is this: students receive tickets for completing homework assignments and scoring well on exams.

Every quarter, tickets are turned in and a name is drawn as the winner of the graphing calculator.

Mrs. Hammy
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texas Instruments - TI-84+ CE Graphing Calculator - Black • Best Buy Education $142.17 8 $1,137.36

Materials cost

$1,137.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.06

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,184.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$209.02

Total project goal

$1,393.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,393.44

12 Donors

-$1,120.53

Donations toward project cost

-$967.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$153.08

Matching donations from our partners

-$255.26

Match offers toward project cost

-$216.97

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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