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Mrs. J. from East Orange NJ is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Shark Tank Personal Finance

Help me give my students a cork board, cell phone covers and pop sockets for Shark Tank Personal Finance

  • $170 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a performing arts school in an urban district in NJ. Students audition to enter our school and must be able to excel, not only in the arts, but in their academic classes.

My students are truly some of the most amazing people I know.

They are kind, talented, and hardworking. I ask 110% of them on a daily basis and they work to meet the challenge. On average, with hard work, our students have a 100% high school graduation rate.

My Project

Students will learn about financial literacy and world economics through hands-on experience by running a mock business.

Students will be required to formulate a business plan by setting the price for the custom goods based on various world economic models.

They will need to determine the cost of materials for each product they wish to sell and what they will need to sell the finished product to the Shark Tank in order to get "investors". Projects will be presented in a Shark Tank-style presentations trying to get the panel of sharks to give them money to invest in their cellphone cover or popsocket design business.

The corkboard will be used to display with advertisements they create to attract and "sell" to the shark investors.

Mrs. J.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PopSockets PopWallet+: Swappable & Repositionable Wallet - Black • Amazon Business $24.99 3 $74.97
U Brands Cork Bulletin Board, 23" x 17", Black Wood Frame (026U00-01) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
TUDIA Moto Z2 Play Case, Slim-Fit Heavy Duty [Merge] Extreme Protection/Rugged but Slim Dual Layer Case for Motorola Moto Z2 Play (Metallic Slate) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
LK Case for Moto Z3 Play, Moto Z3 Ultra [Slim Thin] Scratch Resistant TPU Rubber Soft Skin Silicone Protective Case Cover for Motorola Moto Z3 Play - Clear • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
J&D Case Compatible for Moto Z3 Case, Moto Z3 Play Case, [Drop Protection] [Slim Cushion] Shock Resistant Protective TPU Slim Case for Motorola Moto Z3, Motorola Moto Z3 Play Bumper Case - Pink • Amazon Business $5.45 1 $5.45

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