$4,000 – The purpose of this grant is to create senior high classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other fields. For 2019-20 grants with a maximum of $4,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 9-12. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, computer programs or displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate medium. The focus of these materials should be on showing the connectivity of mathematics to other fields or to the world around us. Any acquisition of equipment or payment of personal stipends must be critical to the grant proposal and may not be a major portion of the proposed budget. Any published sources must be documented. Proposals must address the following: the plan for developing and evaluating materials, the connectivity to other fields or disciplines, and anticipated impact on students’ learning.
The applicant must be a current (on or before October 12, 2018) Essential and Premium member of NCTM and currently teach mathematics in grades 9-12 at least 50 percent of the school day. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020. 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.