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Mr. Rovnak from Danbury CT is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Listen Up and Crunch the Numbers

Help me give my students TI-80IIS calculators and computer headphones to develop precision and accuracy in math calculations and be able to listen to Screencastify lessons for better understanding in class.

  • $522 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from diverse backgrounds. Our school often has the greatest ethnic diversity of all the schools in the state. The majority of them receive free or reduced-price lunch. Our school encourages project-based learning, especially those activities that promote the development of 21st-century skills.

Like most kids, my students thrive in a learning environment in which they are actively engaged and have the resources for achieving success.

Our school encourages technology-based learning which typically prepares students for high demand professions but also has a side effect of increased screen and seat time. I like incorporating technology activities but also want to keep my classes physically active and provide supportive learning environments.

My Project

Doing math without a calculator? Ouch! My students are trying hard but they lack the resources for true success. Additionally, I take the time to enhance my lessons with Screencastify and find media sources to help with understanding, but in a class our 30 students, headphones are needed so that a proper learning environment can be maintained. Headphones allow students to stay more focused and the calculators help the students the put their attention on learning the new skill and not lose time by making mistakes with basic computations. Students care more when we show that we have invested in them.

Mr. Rovnak
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vogek On Ear Headphones with Mic, Lightweight Portable Fold-Flat Stereo Bass Headphones with 1.5M Tangle Free Cord and Microphone-Black • Amazon Business $14.99 10 $149.90
Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS 10-Digit Scientific Calculator, Blue • Staples Advantage $12.22 10 $122.20
Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS 10-Digit Scientific Calculator, White • Staples Advantage $12.22 10 $122.20
Misslo Numbered Classroom Pocket Chart for Cell Phones and Calculator Holder Hanging Wall Door Organizer (30 Pockets, Blue Pockets) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

Materials cost

$407.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$443.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$78.25

Total project goal

$521.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$521.65

9 Donors

-$380.00

Donations toward project cost

-$325.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.90

Matching donations from our partners

-$139.18

Match offers toward project cost

-$118.30

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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