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Mr. Sarfo-Mensah from Dorchester MA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

This Is a Recording! Mathematics 101 for Middle School Parents

My students need a camcorder so that they can have their Math lessons recorded during class and review the video recordings at home as a reference when completing their Math homework assignments.

  • $599 goal

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My Students

Everyday, I teach 90 scholars who are motivated to be the best mathematicians that they can be. As a teacher, it is sometimes difficult to think of new and refreshing ways to teach the same math skills and concepts. I want my scholars to discover how math connects to their real-life experiences.

The scholars we have at our school come from all different parts of the city.

Like many schools in the city, we host a group of scholars who are resilient, determined, and motivated to excel academically in spite of their personal challenges. In many ways, our school is like one big family. Our teachers maintain close relationships with the families of our scholars and our scholars trust in us to provide them the tools they need to be productive citizens in their respective communities. As you can see from the picture, my scholars have the ability to work hard and create anything if given the necessary resources and tools. At our school, my scholars actively participate in debate club tournaments, athletics, and the arts. Considering the limited amount of resources we have school-wide, I am fortunate that our scholars still maintain the desire to achieve academically.

My Project

The camcorder will allow me to record my math lessons with my students, which will be used to assist parents and guardians who frequently need quick tutorials or refreshers on specific math skills so they can better assist their children at home. So many parents and guardians want to help their children with their math homework at home but don't have confidence in their ability to do so because they do not know how to perform the math skills. Additionally, many of them work multiple jobs in order to provide for their families so they are not always available to help their children with homework.

My hope is that the video recordings will feel that void for my students and provide their parents with the confidence they need to provide assistance to their children.

The video recordings will allow be a helpful resource for students who are absent from school and want to get caught up on the lessons they missed.

Mr. Sarfo-Mensah
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Canon - VIXIA HF R80 16GB HD Flash Memory Camcorder - Black • Best Buy Education $319.33 1 $319.33
COM 3YR 300-399.99 DCC GSP • Best Buy Education $77.99 1 $77.99
Canon - BP-718 Lithium-Ion Battery • Best Buy Education $73.97 1 $73.97

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