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  • $585 goal

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Mr. Houdek
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Let's Use Math to Understand the World!

My students need classroom calculators, a range finder and a pair of clinometers for students to take measurements to use geometry in real-world situations

My Students

Math is the language of the universe. We need it to understand what is happening, explain things, to predict outcomes, and to use the laws and rules of nature for advancement and to help people. My classroom prepares students to read the world.

My students are 11-15 years old from a mostly poor, rural town in New Mexico.

These 70-80% Hispanic children have strong ties to agriculture, ranching, and farming. There are few role models for people from our town advancing in STEM careers. I want my students to know what is possible and the know that they can achieve great things. For some very poor students, going into a STEM career will change the lives of their whole family.

My Project

Calculators will help them learn to use the tools of mathematics, then to move on to more advanced mathematics. Clinometers will be used to measure angles of elevation of items, while the range finders will calculate the distance. With this information, and some mathematics, students can calculate height of buildings, light poles, and many other items. We will be using classroom mathematics in the real world.

Our students can achieve so much if given the opportunity, motivation, and a coach to help them the there.

Mathematics education is so important for the children of our community. It is a way for they to have opportunities. Engineers, doctors, nurses, scientists, surveyors, ... having a strong math foundation will give my students options.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro Engineering/Scientific Calculator • Amazon Business $16.94 13 $220.22
Nikon COOLSHOT 20 Golf Laser Rangefinder (US Version) • Amazon Business $169.98 1 $169.98
AdirPro Topographic Abney Hand Level Minute & Degree Clinometer 780-00 • Amazon Business $34.99 2 $69.98

Materials cost

$460.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$497.08

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.72

Total project goal

$584.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$584.80

1 Donor

-$584.80

Donations toward project cost

-$497.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.72

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 130 students.

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