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Mr. Obillo from Sylmar CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Doesn't Have to Drone On

My students need drones to be able to design a cityscape based on the pictures they take of their own community.

  • $384 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are typical teens and preteens. They love sports and video games. The latest music can be heard playing on their phones before school. Most are from second language learning families. Working class parents come to meetings always eager to see how they can help their children have the best learning opportunities.

They love technology but don't always see how it can be used to help their education.

You see them snapping and chatting. Following each others' tweets and liking different posts. What they are missing is how technology can enhance their learning; both by making it fun and giving them more connections to their learning.

My Project

The drones and graph paper will help students to see geometry in the real world and be able to connect to careers, such as architecture and design. Too many times students use math in a vacuum, such as "Find c, given this right triangle" or "What is the area of the rectangle?"

By connecting their mathematical skills to the real world, they will have a better connection, understanding, and retention of the mathematics.

Graphing their community and calculating measurements, areas, perimeters - these are real life skills that can change their views on mathematics.

After seeing how their own community is laid out, they will create their own small community. Combining what they have observed in the real world and their classroom learning, they will play the role of city planners to create a virtual community.

Mr. Obillo
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Parrot - Mambo FPV Drone - Black • Best Buy Education $150.00 1 $150.00
Sky Viper - Video Stunt Drone - Green/Black • Best Buy Education $69.99 1 $69.99
Calculated Industries Wheel Master 4S Feet-Inch Single Measuring Wheel • Staples Advantage $39.99 1 $39.99
TOPS Engineering Computation Pad, Green Tint, Quad Ruled, 8 1/2" x 11", 100 Sheets/Pad, 1/Ea • Staples Advantage $7.49 1 $7.49

Materials cost

$267.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$325.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$57.52

Total project goal

$383.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$383.47

4 Donors

-$308.47

Donations toward project cost

-$262.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.27

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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