PreK-6 Classroom Research Grants

Scholarship Description

The purpose of this grant is to support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. Grants with a maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded to classroom teachers* currently teaching mathematics at the grades PreK–6 level. The research must be a significant collaborative effort involving a college or university mathematics educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more grades PreK–6 classroom teachers. The proposal may include, but is not restricted to, research on the following topics:  * Curriculum development and implementation   * Involvement of at-risk or minority students   * Students’ thinking about a particular mathematics concept or set of concepts   * Connection of mathematics to other disciplines   * Focused learning and teaching of mathematics with embedded use of technology (any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant)  * Innovative assessment or evaluation strategies(*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)Involvement of preservice teachers is encouraged but not required. It is hoped that this research will lead to an article suitable for publication in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education or in one of the NCTM school journals. Proposals must address the following: research design, the plan for collecting and analyzing data, and the anticipated impact on students’ learning.The applicant must be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school having a current NCTM PreK-8 school membership. The college or university mathematics educator must be a member of the NCTM. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply.

Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: Multiple

Min Award: Varies

Max Award: 6000

Deadline: 2018-11-12


Sponsoring Organization National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1906 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1502

Contact Person:

Phone: (800) 235-7566 or (703) 620-9840 ext 2112

Fax: (703) 476-2970


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