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Mrs. Lewis from Calumet City IL is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Scientific Calculators For All

My students need 30 scientific calculators.

  • $501 goal

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"Technology on the move with scientific calculators. I am a sixth grade teacher in Illinois with approximately 30 students each year. I teach Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science to my students. More than half of our population of students come from low-income housing or foster homes. We also have several homeless families in our school.

The obstacle that my students face is that their parents can not afford the right supplies for their children, so they are left buying pocket calculators for them to use which is making their math lessons more difficult because of the inefficient usage of the improper calculators. Also, because our parents have lots of children in the school and they are on a fixed income, getting government assistance, or homeless, the students count on using their siblings/classmate's supplies throughout the school year, instead of having their own set of supplies.

The resources that I need for my sixth grade students are a class set (30) of Texas Instrument TI30xa scientific calculators. This project will serve as manipulatives that will not only benefit my students by becoming successful at solving their math problems during my lessons, but also benefit them on their ISAT exams to help improve the AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) in our district.

Your help will make it possible for my students to improve their math grades while in sixth grade as well as making them more comfortable with math as a subject with the help of a great manipulative that every student must have. Please support my project as well as my students so they can become successful citizens of the United States.

Mrs. Lewis
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Texas Instruments(R) TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator • Office Depot Inc. $12.00 30 $360.00

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