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Mrs. Teran from San Jose CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools to Sharpen Our Minds

Help me give my students calculators as a tool to help them enjoy math and a pencil sharpener to help them stay on point.

  • $188 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

They say a smile is the universal language. My students are mostly English Learners who come to school each day with a smile and an eagerness to learn. We are a Title I, K-6 school, with over 75% of students receiving free or reduced lunch, which reflects the poverty level in our community.

I love that my 6th graders are funny, creative, full of energy, and they challenge me each day.

They all have so many different abilities and unique talents, and I hope to connect with all my students this school year.

My Project

My students are getting challenged each day with more complicated math in 6th grade. To solve some math problems, they would have to solve multiple parts and it can result in spending a great amount of time on many different steps in one problem. This causes frustration for many students, especially those who already struggle with math. They can make one simple miscalculation on one part and would then be unable to solve the rest of the problem.

Having a calculator as a tool would ease my students' frustration.

They can use the calculators to help check the​ accuracy of their work and eliminate the long and tedious computations. It would allow them to move on quickly and will be ready to learn, love, and value math with a sharpened pencil and calculator in hand.

Mrs. Teran
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 32 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CALCULATOR DUAL POWER TILT SCREEN 3X4-3/4 IN SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $1.99 35 $69.65
SHARPENER PENCIL ELEC 4.5X7X6.5 BLUE/GY EPI1670 • School Specialty $37.82 1 $37.82

Materials cost

$107.47

Vendor shipping charges

$10.75

State sales tax

$9.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$159.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.18

Total project goal

$187.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$187.84

2 Donors

-$187.84

Donations toward project cost

-$159.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.18

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$0.00

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