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Ms. Torres-Pedroza from Gilroy CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Math in the 21st Century!

My students need graph paper to illustrate linear relationships, scientific calculators to do time consuming arithmetic, and tablets to do collaborative research.

  • $1,000 goal

This project expired on June 1, 2014.

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My Students

My classroom is one that welcomes all students from diverse backgrounds and challenges them to see the real world applications of mathematics. I dare students to loose their fear of math in order for them to understand how it will be useful in their future regardless of the career path they choose.

My 8th graders continue to surprise me everyday.

They are truly remarkable, because regardless of what I send their way put they put forth the effort, hard work, and dedication. They help each other achieve goals. They motivate each other to persevere through difficult tasks. Most of my students endure many personal battles outside of school, are reading/writing at a second grade level, and have grown up believing that they are no good at math. As an educator, my responsibility is to make sure my students feel safe, lose their fear of math, learn to read/write, become critical thinkers, and persevere in achieving self-set goals and class/state goals. After all, their successes are my successes. I try my best to always be there for them whether it is at the finish line of their cross country meet, the bleachers of their soccer match, or in the audience listening to their reclassification speech.

My Project

My 8th graders are incredible. They rise to all the challenges I throw their way. I am excited to incorporate writing, reading, and more language building into my daily lessons because although working in a low-income community and teaching the intervention classes has many challenges, I am determined to make a difference student by student. My 8th graders will use the tablets for creating presentations, essays, spreadsheets, and be able to do math in the 21st century. Tablets will promote inquiry-based research, connect students’ interest to mathematics, and prepare students for great futures/careers. My 8th graders will benefit from having tablets in many ways. For starters, no need to wait for a computer lab to be open to do a research project and there will no need to isolated computer time wondering where to start. Tablets will promote not only the use of technology skills but also encourage collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

My 8th graders will benefit from having tablets in that it will promote student inquiry, student learning from students, and will promote reading/ writing which.

Promoting reading and writing at any level will benefit my language learners.

Ms. Torres-Pedroza
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 78 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (16GB, White) • Amazon $299.00 2 $598.00
CADDYSTACK, FOR GRAPHING CALCULATORS • Frey Scientific $25.16 2 $50.32
MoKo Ultra Slim Lightweight Smart-shell Stand Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 inch GT - N5100 Android Tablet, BLACK (with Auto Wake/Sleep Function) • Amazon $18.99 2 $37.98
GRAPH PPR 8.5X11 1'' SCHOOL SMART REAM • Frey Scientific $7.43 4 $29.72
Tech Armor Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 High Defintion (HD) Clear Screen Protectors -- Maximum Clarity and Touchscreen Accuracy [2Pack] Lifetime Warranty • Amazon $7.95 2 $15.90

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