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Mrs. Reeser from Los Angeles CA is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

TI-89 Calculators for Los Angeles AP Calculus Class

My students need 5 TI-89 Calculators to prepare for the AP Calculus Exam.

  • $1,058 goal

This project expired on February 8, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

College Board requires students to be strategic while using graphing calculators on the AP Calculus exam. My students don't have enough independent experience with calculators to have the same advantage as other students who take the AP test.

My students are hardworking, curious and committed.

The majority of my students are from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods, some are the first to go to college, some are the first to graduate high school. A TI-89 Calculator is a luxury that most of my students cannot afford. It is also another tool they would fully take advantage of in order to succeed on an exam that statistics do not predict they will pass.

My Project

Most of my students started high school with no knowledge of how to use a calculator except for the calculator function on their cell phones. In Pre-Calculus, students were introduced to the graphing calculator in groups where they had to share responsibility of utilizing its many functions. With individual calculators, my students will be able to explore the algebraic and analytic capabilities on their own. As a class, we will be able to build the skill level we need to use the calculator appropriately and to our advantage on the AP exam.

Having individual calculators will give my students the confidence and the experience they need not only to pass the AP exam but to be successful in mathematics in their post-high school endeavors.

Having a calculator at our school for each student will also build a community where a literacy in technology is essential for success.

Mrs. Reeser
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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31 donors31 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Texas Instruments TI-89 Titanium Graphing Calculator • Best Buy $153.99 5 $769.95

Materials cost

$769.95

Vendor shipping charges

$12.00

State sales tax

$70.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$898.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$158.64

Total project goal

$1,057.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,057.59

31 Donors

-$1,057.24

Donations toward project cost

-$898.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$158.29

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.35

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$0.00

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