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Ms. Heske from Van Nuys CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mozart's Mathematicians

My students need an iPod and speaker system to learn about composers and music appreciation.

  • $550 goal

This project expired on April 7, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Mozart said, "Neither a lofty degree of intelligence or imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love that is the soul of genius." I love my students. I want them to be inspired by music, the world around them, and a love of learning.

My kids come from both well to do and impoverished families.

Most of the children at my school qualify for free or reduced cost lunch. They are primarily Latino and Armenian. Many of their parents are uneducated and do not or cannot provide support at home.

My Project

Using he iPod Touch to play music in the classroom through speakers, I will be able to expose my kids to all types of music. They will learn about instruments, composers, musical genres, and dance. They will be exposed to music that they are not normally exposed to in their homes and increase their reasoning abilities.

Music can change lives.

It can touch and inspire. It can aide in memory, bring joy to our lives, and listening to classical music has been proven to enhance your mathematical abilities.

Ms. Heske
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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20 donors20 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple® iPod touch® 32GB* MP3 Player (4th Generation - Latest Model) - Black • Best Buy $299.99 1 $299.99
Philips Speaker Dock for Apple® iPod® and iPhone® • Best Buy $79.99 1 $79.99

Materials cost

$379.98

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$34.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$467.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.49

Total project goal

$549.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$549.94

19 Donors

-$274.96

Donations toward project cost

-$233.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.24

match offer

-$274.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$233.73

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.25

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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