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Mr. Robertson from Indianapolis IN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Math Takes Flight

Help me give my students a new drone that we use for math labs throughout the year.

  • $751 goal

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My Students

My students are extremely diverse! I have a framed picture on my wall displaying the countries of origin of my past and present students, and five continents are represented. Some of my students live in cramped apartments with very large extended families, while others live in luxurious homes.

Despite the diversity, the one thing students tend to have in common is an excellent work ethic in my class.

Students from very different cultures and economic situations work together in my classroom like a big family.

My students grow to enjoy my geeky humor and the fact that I try to make every day in class like they are on a game show.

My Project

Nearly a decade ago, my colleague and I wrote a grant to purchase a drone. We designed some extremely engaging activities that students still talk about when we see them after graduation. For example, one lab has students determine the height of the drone in different locations using trigonometry. Another has students become coordinates on an enormous polar graph, and the drone footage shows them the results from above.

Like a decade-old cell phone, our old drone is no longer able to serve its purpose.

It no longer gets off the ground for more than a minute. I have spent a lot of my own money purchasing expensive batteries, but they no longer work. Our old drone is no longer supported by the company. At this point, it would be far more cost-efficient to purchase a new drone. We will get far better technology and more portability at half the price of our original drone. We desperately need a new drone in order to be able to continue to use our drone labs.

Mr. Robertson
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 150 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
DJI Mini 2 Fly More Combo – Ultralight Foldable Drone, 3-Axis Gimbal with 4K Camera, 12MP Photos, 31 Mins Flight Time, OcuSync 2.0 10km HD Video Transmission, QuickShots, Gray • Amazon Business $599.00 1 $599.00

Materials cost

$599.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$637.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$112.58

Total project goal

$750.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$750.56

8 Donors

-$362.62

Donations toward project cost

-$318.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.63

match offer

-$375.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$318.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$12.66

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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