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Mrs. Favaro from Livonia MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Math and Reading Count

Help me give my students computer software that will allow us to project our Algebra 2 lesson while simultaneously using the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, as well as a rug and lamp for a cozy reading area.

  • $598 goal

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My Students

I am a dedicated high school resource room teacher in my hometown. The students that I work with are funny and energetic ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders. I am so lucky that when I work with students as a math liaison, I am often working with them, one on one, or in small groups. This provides me with the time to form strong relationships with them.

I get great joy being able to have items available for my students, that make learning fun for them; that let them know they are cared for deeply; and that allow them to be at their best and ready to learn.

I also feel strongly that I need to help provide materials for project-based learning opportunities that they can use to express their learning in non-traditional ways.

My Project

This project is for making both math and reading even more enjoyable for students. The Software for the TI-84 Plus graphing family is an easy-to-use, effective demonstration tool for teaching math to an entire classroom. We will be able to project our lesson while simultaneously using the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, which will make it more engaging for students as well as facilitate activities.

This software will allow us to Project an expanded calculator screen in Algebra 2, which will help our students see important details.

To make reading count, I have asked for a rug and a lamp so that there is a comfortable reading area for our English classes. This will encourage reading by making a space for just that purpose.

Mrs. Favaro
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TI-84 Family SmartView CE Emulation Software/CD • Underwood Distributing $134.95 1 $134.95
Student Planner Daily Format for Elementary School (S85-Red) 5.5 x 8.5 • Amazon Business $6.95 10 $69.50
Floor Lamp by Light Accents - Torchiere Standing Lamp 150 Watt 72" Tall Lamp - Floor Standing Lamp - Floor Lamp Torchiere - living room lamp - Pole Lamps for bedroom - Corner Lamp - Floor Lamp (Grey)) • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
LEEVAN Round Wool Area Rug Traditional Throw Runner Rug Non-Slip Backing Soft Wool Floor Carpet for Sofa Living Room Bedroom Modern Accent Home Decor • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Pacon Art1st Blank Sketch Book, 9" x 12", 30 Sheets (103207) • $7.10 5 $35.50
7/8 Inch Painting Pallet Lapel Pin - Package of 12, Poly Bagged • Amazon Business $27.05 1 $27.05
52 Essential Conversations: The Life Skills Card Game for Children and Adults - Builds Social Emotional, Critical Thinking, Growth Mindset & Vocabulary Skills - Created by Harvard Educators • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Hubba Bubba Bubble Blast- 216 Ct In Handy Tub (3 Bags of 72 Individually Wrapped Pieces Chewing Gum) • Amazon Business $23.25 1 $23.25
Kudos Card Set (70/Set) • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Automarketbiz Mini Fan Blower for Mascot Head Inflatable Costume 6V Powered by Dry Battery (Orange) • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandage Family Variety Pack, Sheer and Clear Bandages, Assorted Sizes, 280 ct • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
Energizer AAA Batteries (24 Count), Triple A Max Alkaline Battery – Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kicko 8-Inch Over the Door Basketball Hoop - with Mini Ball Set Or On the Wall - Fun Sports Game - Kids, Teens and Adults • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39

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