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  • $370 goal

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Teacher Forbes-Gray
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Mozart Teaches Fractions!

My students need 74 plastic musical recorders in the colors: green, blue, purple and brown. We also need 71 cleaning rods.

Fractions are still very challenging as a math topic for my seventh graders, although it is a topic that they have covered in the past. There are a wide variety of topic suggestions to make fractional concepts accessible to students, but none of them have really inspired my students. I would like to bring math and music together for my students through an interactive study of the recorder that integrates fractional concepts. Reading music requires that students know the fractional values of each note as compared to how many beats there are in the measure. The recorder is a low cost, not easily breakable, instrument that is easy to master. I would like to help teach my students how to read elementary music and play the music on their recorders. I hope that perhaps some students will even be able to write their own music, thereby truly mastering fractional math in music. I would like to buy a recorder and a recorder cleaning rod for each of my 71 seventh graders. Making this contribution would provide an invaluable asset to my students likelihood to connect to math in a lasting and inspiring way. Thank you!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
3 Piece Soprano Colored Recorders (Baroque/English R49 Green) • Woodwind & Brasswind $2.99 16 $47.84
3 Piece Soprano Colored Recorders (Baroque/English R49 Blue) • Woodwind & Brasswind $2.99 25 $74.75
3 Piece Soprano Colored Recorders (Baroque/English R49 Purple) • Woodwind & Brasswind $2.99 29 $86.71
3 Piece Soprano Recorder (Baroque/English R49 Brown) • Woodwind & Brasswind $2.49 4 $9.96
Recorder Cleaning Rod (Cleaning Rod) • Woodwind & Brasswind $0.49 71 $34.79

Materials cost

$254.05

Vendor shipping charges

$25.41

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$303.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.51

Total project goal

$369.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$369.51

2 Donors

-$356.47

Donations toward project cost

-$303.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.04

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 71 students.

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