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Ms. Bliss from El Cerrito CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Straight Edges for Straight Lines

Help me give my students small personal rulers and pencils to keep in their backpacks to make straight, sharp lines. These essential materials help them create beautiful graphs and encourages attention to detail and precision.

  • $231 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are high school students in Algebra and Geometry. They are mostly freshman and sophomores. They are part of a very diverse community and come from a variety of backgrounds.

Some of my students have access to materials and some do not.

I want all my students to have the materials they need to succeed.

Many of my Algebra students have experienced struggles with math in the past and like to rush through assignments, so sometimes their lines aren't quite straight.

My Project

Having a small ruler available to graph lines and draw accurate figures is so important to math. It's great to be able to give all of my students a ruler to keep to remind them to attend to precision! They love keeping them in their backpack.

In the past, I've bought all my students rulers out of my own pocket because I know it makes a huge difference to the accuracy of their graphs!

Help my students have straight edges. In Geometry we have to do a lot of constructions with straight edges and compasses. I love knowing that all my students have what they need. Go math!

Ms. Bliss
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
S & E TEACHER'S EDITION Golf Pencil 864Pcs, Half Pencils,3.5" Pencils, 2 HB pencil, Hexagon, Sharpened(Box of 6). • Amazon Business $45.99 2 $91.98
RULER PLASTIC 6 IN ASSORTED COLORS- 6 PK - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.70 30 $51.00
Ticonderoga Pencils, Wood-Cased Graphite, #2 HB Soft, Black, 12-Pack (13953) • Amazon Business $2.39 1 $2.39

Materials cost

$145.37

Vendor shipping charges

$5.10

State sales tax

$13.30

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$195.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.58

Total project goal

$230.53

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$230.53

1 Donor

-$115.26

Donations toward project cost

-$97.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.29

match offer

-$115.26

Match offer toward project cost

-$97.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.29

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$0.00

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