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Mr. Aguilar
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

Teach Me How to be Financial Responsible

My students need one set of Math Literature Collection, six single license Math Games CD-ROMs, and one iPad.

My Students

"Academic qualifications are important and so is financial education. They're both important and schools are forgetting one of them." Robert Kiyosaki

My students come from a high poverty neighborhood with a very diverse range of home structures: nuclear, single parent, foster and migrant to name a few.

My students love to be at school and enjoy learning, especially when the activities are hands on. They love to deposit play money in their bank accounts that we have in class. They started learning about saving and investing their playing money. They even have class jobs to earn playing money.

My Project

My students need one iPad to help educate my students about financial literacy. In the beginning of the year my students began to apply for jobs in class such as pet monitor, line leaders, bankers,etc. They were getting paid with play money and began to collect salaries. This allowed me to educate them on the importance of applying and getting a job. Then I asked them to deposit their earnings in class bank so they can learn about saving and investing their money through banks. I would like to have the iPad so they can play Stock-Market games online to learn the basics of financial literacy. They can log on, research potential investments and try to learn about the markets and economic news. There are various iPad applications that teach students about money management: Saving Spree, and Kids Money. I need the interactive CD-games to practice our math skills in a fun way in class. They also need the math literature books to improve their reading and learning math at the same time.

Having the iPad, the interactive games, and the math literacy books would be such a powerful addition to our financial literacy program.

I really believe that by preparing my students for the future through financial literacy, they will be far more prepared for higher education and today's workforce. This technology would make such a difference to our students and would motivate them to follow more financial projects.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - iPad with Retina display Wi-Fi - 16GB - White • Best Buy $499.98 1 $499.98
RA301 - Math Literature Collection - Gr. 4-6 • Lakeshore Learning $79.00 1 $79.00
HH635X - Mastering Math Games Library - Gr. 4-6 - Single License CD-ROMs • Lakeshore Learning $49.95 1 $49.95

Materials cost

$628.93

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$57.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$737.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.22

Total project goal

$868.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$868.13

10 Donors

-$96.00

Donations toward project cost

-$81.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.40

Matching donations from our partners

-$772.13

Match offers toward project cost

-$656.31

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$115.82

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$0.00

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 29 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Experian Consumer Direct and 11 other donors.

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