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Mr. Kochevar from Seattle WA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Individualized Math Instruction

My students need a laptop for individualized, computer-based math intervention.

  • $475 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students who are below grade level in math need something different than traditional instruction. Many of these students have spent years being frustrated in a math class that is moving too fast or targeting different skills than they need.

Our inspiring, dynamic, and diverse students are breaking barrier after barrier in Washington State.

Eighty-seven percent of our 7th graders met or exceeded the state standard in writing; 84% of our 8th graders met standard in science, and 78% of our 6th graders met standard in math. Our students are full of joy and love to learn. At a school where 77% of students receive free and reduced-price lunch, and 95% of students are of color, these achievements are clear demonstrations that truly all children can learn. While our students are rightly proud of their accomplishments, we know they can do even better. Our students join us in 6th grade with a wide range of mathematics abilities. By 8th grade, many of our students have improved in math, but only 61% of our 8th graders met standard in math last year. Because 9th grade algebra is a crucial gatekeeper to success in high school, we must reach 100% proficiency in math by the end of 8th grade.

My Project

Over 200 students at our school spend one hour each day learning through an individualized, targeted computer-based intervention program. Our students have thrived in this new setting because they can work at their own pace on the skills they most need to improve. In 6th grade, our math scores on our state test have jumped 30% over the last two years. In 7th grade, they have grown by 20%. Unfortunately, our enrollment is growing faster than our technology resources. We have about 100 computers in a school of over 900 students. And even these computers are dedicated to other uses for much of the year, making it impossible for our students to participate in the computer-based math program throughout the year. A cart of 24 netbook computers would enable 6 classes of 24 students (144 students total!) to continue this essential work to get back on track in math.

Each of the math intervention teachers at our school is writing 3 grants for a netbook computer.

If all of these projects are funded, our students could continue this important, exciting work.

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Mr. Kochevar
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 6 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lenovo ThinkPad X120e 0596 Fusion E 240 1 5 GHz 11 6 TFT • CDW Inc. $306.13 1 $306.13

Materials cost

$306.13

Vendor shipping charges

$30.61

State sales tax

$26.79

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.59

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$403.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.14

Total project goal

$474.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$474.26

15 Donors

-$426.26

Donations toward project cost

-$362.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.94

match offer

-$48.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$40.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.20

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$0.00

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