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  • $400 goal

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Mr. Clifton
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Preparing For Calculus!

My students need a classroom set of textbooks and 3 graphing calculators for Calculus class.

My Students

Help my calculus students learn about math limits with limited resources! Having just a few textbooks for 18 people is hard. Besides wasting materials on countless copies, the students also do not benefit from having the text as a reference, and cannot look up a graph if they need one.

These supremely resilient students have made it through 3 years of high school at the top of their class, but, unfortunately, have only nine calculus books and no graphing calculators to share among 18 students and myself.

Our school is a small charter school in a high-need area of Northern California. Many of these students would be the first in their family to enter college. The mission at our high school is to prepare the students to thrive at the college level, so they can gain the intellectual, experiential, and social capital needed to come back to their community and truly make a difference. This is not only an investment in the lives of these 18 students from this year as senior class, but also the juniors who will need to take calculus next year and the sophomores who will follow in their footsteps.

My Project

When students are truly excited about math, and have the resources to expand their knowledge, they will be successful. If our project is funded, the hours I would spend making copies will be used to prepare challenging, inspiring curriculum which will directly benefit the students. In addition, students will have another resource, besides myself, which they can access when they need help with concepts and a new tool with which to analyze and compare functions. My students need a classroom set of textbooks and 3 graphing calculators for Calculus class.

By funding this project, you have the opportunity to empower the youth of California.

When students are able to understand calculus, options which did not exist before are suddenly open doors to a brighter future. Students will have the intellectual capital to thrive in a college setting, build on their knowledge, and gain the skills and experience needed to truly move toward change in our neighborhood. Thank you for your support!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Calculus • AKJ Books $162.32 1 $162.32
Casio FX-9750GII Graphing Calculator • Quill.com $47.69 3 $143.07

Materials cost

$305.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$339.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.99

Total project goal

$399.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$399.96

4 Donors

-$399.96

Donations toward project cost

-$339.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.99

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 18 students.

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