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Ms. S. from Chicago IL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Proving Our Math Smarts with Improved Technology

The cost of calculators for a classroom is $370, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $370 goal

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I am a 6th grade teacher on the South Side of Chicago. Last year, I saw my students struggle through simple multiplication and division problems that could have easily been done on a calculator. In this day and age, being comfortable with this kind of technology is a must, and math has become more about problem-solving and less about computation. Because of this, it is becoming more acceptable to use calculators to add, subtract, multiply and divide, so that more energy and intelligence can be focused on solving the problem. I saw the issue present itself most prominently on the standardized tests, while students worked hard on the basic math and were unable to even get to the harder, more conceptual parts of the problems. I know many other schools throughout the state allow their 6th graders the use of calculators, and I'd love to give my students the same advantage. I feel that if my students had calculators, they would be able to show the world exactly how smart they really are. As a teacher, I would be able to push them harder and to really challenge them with higher-level math concepts without worrying they'd get caught up with the basics. I am asking for a classroom set of calculators that I could keep in good condition and hand out to my students during math class. This way, I will not have to place the burden on my students' families to find a way to purchase a calculator. Even without this useful tool last year, I saw my students climb nearly two grade levels in math. With a set of calculators, I think they will perform even better!

Ms. S.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Calc-U-Vue Teacher's Kit • Delta Education $114.95 1 $114.95
Student Calc-U-Vues (Set of 10) • Delta Education $69.50 2 $139.00

Materials cost

$253.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$303.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.60

Total project goal

$370.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$370.00

1 Donor

-$348.91

Donations toward project cost

-$304.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.82

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$0.00

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