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Ms. R. from Santa Ana CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Real-World Projects (Million Dollar Magic)

Help me give my students paper, pencils, and erasers to complete their math projects for real-world application. We are currently focusing on integers and are working on an addition and subtraction project involving the spending of $1,000,000.

  • $200 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 7th through 9th graders in a low income area at a school that helps students to enter college with a 100% rate of graduation. In my mathematics courses, we focus on skills that students can relate to their everyday lives.

They often struggle to see the importance of what they are learning at school on a daily basis, so we focus on how these skills are vital for their present lives and for their future.

They often work on real-world projects to be able to apply these essential skills.

My Project

Students will use pencils, erasers, and paper to explain how they will spend one million dollars within 10 dollars. They are required to list specific items and where they are buying them from. Students are allowed to use discount coupons to show how they can calculate percentages, as well.

Students will use all skills from our unit on integers to understand the realities behind accounting and trying to spend one million dollars with accuracy.

Students must demonstrate their ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide through the use of a table listing all items. Our projects will then be displayed on the bulletin board in our classroom.

Ms. R.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 140 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MorTime Animal Pencil Erasers , Erasers Zoo , Disassembly Animal Erasers pack of 30 (30pc) • Amazon Business $8.56 5 $42.80
Push Pins Clips 15-Count, Pinning No Holes for Paper, Creative Paper Clips with Tack for Cork Board and Photo Wall (Rose Gold) • Amazon Business $10.99 3 $32.97
AmazonBasics Pre-sharpened Wood Cased #2 HB Pencils, 150 Pack • Amazon Business $10.90 2 $21.80
Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, “Brights” 5-Color Assortment, 500 Sheets (99608) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
AmazonBasics 50% Recycled Color Paper - Blue, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 20 lbs, 1 Ream (500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35

Materials cost

$125.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$11.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$169.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.88

Total project goal

$199.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$199.20

1 Donor

-$100.00

Donations toward project cost

-$85.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$99.20

Match offer toward project cost

-$84.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.88

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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