You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Menu
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

 

Mrs. Knop from Ballwin MO is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

NSpired 4 iPad3: Apps to Deepen Mathematical Understanding

My students need and iPad with protective case to support mathematical understanding and engagement in my classroom.

  • $719 goal

This project expired on February 1, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A typical day in my classroom involves students hesitant to learn at first but as we continue our study through activities that allow students to be collaborative and move throughout the room, they find success. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new". Albert Einstein

My Algebra 2 students are juniors and seniors who have not found abundant success in math.

But with college looming soon, it is awesome to watch them grow and mature throughout the school year, take risks, work hard and improve with each unit. While I am extremely fortunate to work in a suburban area school in a middle to upper class community, it is often assumed that all of our students have similar resources. Many of my students take a 45 minute bus ride from a nearby large city to attend class. Several students attend a vocational school in the morning and take general credits in the afternoon. My students are racially diverse, representing the heritage of Africa, the Middle East, and North and South America. 37% of these students have an IEP with disabilities ranging from Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and Emotional Disabilities. But the commonality is that they all have dreams they want to achieve. I want to do my best to help each of these students reach them.

My Project

In class, I should be the one speaking and doing the least amount of math while students should be talking and doing math the most! So after some initial instruction to the topic being learned, I like to design activities that allow students to interact with the math. We might complete a matching game, a card sort, puzzle, scavenger hunt, or jigsaw activity for students to practice problems. It allows them the collaborative time they need while I can go to each group/student to provide help when needed. I can meet the needs of individual students (differentiation) and provide remediation for a student who needs it or challenge those who are ready to move on. I would like an iPad in the room to serve as another 'station' of activities for students to participate. Students would access the NSpire, a dynamic math app, to deepen their understanding of math. I would also like students to see the connection between algebra, geometry, and introduce coding apps to challenge students.

My goal is to eventually have 5-6 iPads in the room so students can work collaboratively with the mathematical apps it can provide.

I want them to touch the graph, move it around, watch how the algebraic and numeric representation changes and use this to conjecture about mathematical patterns. It is this thinking that will change their lives--its not about memorizing algorithms. They will benefit from deeply understanding mathematical relationships and applying it to their daily lives.

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 67 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Knop is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple iPad Air MD789LL/A (32 GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver) • Amazon $535.00 1 $535.00
SHARKK® Apple iPad Air Keyboard Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for Case Cover Stand For iPad 5 Air With 360 Degree Rotating Feature And Multiple Viewing Angles. Folio Style with IOS Commands. For the iPad Air ONLY • Amazon $36.99 1 $36.99

Materials cost

$571.99

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$610.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$107.75

Total project goal

$718.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$718.32

10 Donors

-$543.32

Donations toward project cost

-$461.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$81.50

match offer

-$175.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Ballwin","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[2527587],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"MO","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":1382076,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/nspired-4-ipad3-apps-to-deepen-mathema/1382076/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":67,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Knop","authorIds":{"2527587":{"owner":"Mrs. Knop","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1382076],"proposalHash":"44388031","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://cdn.donorschoose.net/images/placeholder-avatars/136/teacher-placeholder-4_136.png","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":20476674,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MjY4NDI2NQ==","MjUzOTcyMw==","MjYzMDE0OQ==","MjE2MjIwMA==","MjU5MzM2Ng==","MjU4NjYxNQ==","MjU5MTYzNQ==","MjYzMDE2Ng==","MjUyNzU4Nw==","MjU4OTI1Mw==","MjU4NTM4MQ=="],"teacherId":2527587,"schoolCounty":"St Louis","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"MO","name":"Missouri"}}