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Ms. Abdunafi from Baltimore MD is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Is Your Brain Faster Than a Calculator?

My students need TI-15 Calculators in class daily to have access to technology to improve their basic skills.

  • $673 goal

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My Students

Challenging and engaging, my students are determined to hold me to the same high standards I expect of them. During advisory, as they work to decide the type of person they would like to become, they ask for additional academic time because they believe that a strong academic background is an important part of being a successful adult. They understand content but need assistance with some of the basics and are working hard to improve mastery.

If the learning target for the day is met, they are now asking, "What's next?" Lack of mastery has students reluctant to forge forward sometimes.

"What grade level is this skill," is what they ask as they request an advisory activity. "This was on the MAP test and I didn't know how to do it." Hungry yet apprehensive is how describe the change I have witnessed in my students since receiving them in September.

The dedication to hard work and perseverance through difficulty has increased and continues to unfold before my eyes daily. With your help, this group of 6th graders would like to be THE 8th grade Algebra class in two years.

My Project

My sixth grade students have difficulty with basic operations but have an understanding of math concepts. The TI-15 calculator has a game mode that allows students to challenge themselves with simple equations using basic operations. This provides the privacy they need to work on a skill in an area of need without the fear of ridicule.

Your contribution to this project will not only offer them access to functions on the TI-15 that are not available on a standard calculator, but will also assist in increasing their academic confidence.

During advisory, we will work on academic extension activities. They are prepared for content from the seventh grade curriculum, but are apprehensive due to the need for additional assistance with basic skills. They would like to be THE eighth grade Algebra I class in two years.

Ms. Abdunafi
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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TI Class Set TI15TK • CDW-G $167.87 3 $503.61

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