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Ms. Taylor from Redwood City CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lightning Math!

The cost of 30 white boards, dry erase markers, erasers and 30 handheld calculators for this proposal is $464, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $464 goal

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I teach 7th grade Life Science and Pre-Algebra at North Star Academy in Redwood City, CA. North Star Academy is a public magnet school for gifted students. I work towards creating a challenging and FUN learning environment in both subjects. In Pre-Algebra, I look for exciting activities that give the students practice, assistance, and that provide me with assessment feedback. Last year, I invented "Lightning Math." Once a week, I prepare a dozen or so pre-algebra problems that mirror the current lessons. I uncover the problems one at a time. Each student uses a personal white board to quickly work through the problem. As they complete the problem, they hold up their white board. I canvas the room and give the students a thumbs up "woo hoo" or "oops, try again." Those students that quickly and correctly answer the problem can immediately help those students who are struggling. And, I get a quick and accurate sense of whether or not the lessons are being well understood. I can also tell which students are having trouble and make notes about who I need to help. Lightning Math has proven to be extremely popular among the students -- as they get jazzed about the pace of the lessons and they have a lot of fun with the high-energy environment. They also get immediate feedback and help, if they need it. Lightning Math requires personal-sized white boards, white board markers and erasers that can be shared. In additional, during the principle/interest lessons, students need classroom calculators. My request includes: 30 personal-sized white boards 60 white board markers 15 white board erasers 30 small calculators Including Lightning Math in my classroom has enhanced and generally improved our pre-algebra curriculum. Having the materials in the classroom will enable all students to participate equally. Thank you for considering this request.

Ms. Taylor
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lap-Size White Board (11"x16") • Delta Education $4.95 30 $148.50
MARKER DRY ERASE SET 5 • Nasco $3.42 12 $41.04
SHARP 8 DIGIT POCKET CALCULATOR -- Sharp Handheld Calculator; 8-Digit, Battery-Powered • Quill Corporation $3.14 30 $94.20
ERASER DUSTLESS FELT • Nasco $1.00 15 $15.00

Materials cost

$298.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$380.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.48

Total project goal

$463.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$463.76

3 Donors

-$463.76

Donations toward project cost

-$380.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.26

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$0.00

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