$3,000 – The purpose of this grant is to encourage the innovative use of technology and other tools to “help teachers and students visualize and concretize mathematics abstractions…” ( Principles to Actions ). When used appropriately, they can enhance other effective teaching and promote meaningful learning opportunities for students. For 2019-20, grants with a maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades Pre-K-12. Materials may include, but not be limited to, books, calculators, tablets, computers, or related equipment as well as professional development in the use of the designated tools and technology. The focus of the proposal should be on the mathematics being taught and innovative uses of the tools and technology. Proposals must include a plan for evaluating materials and the anticipated impact on students’ learning. Applicants are encouraged to seek matching funds from internal and external sources.
The applicant must be a current (on or before April 19, 2019) Essential or Premium member of NCTM, or teach at a school with a current (on or before April 19, 2019) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership , and currently teach mathematics in grades Pre-K-12 at least 50 percent of the school day or be a full-time mathematics coach. Project activities are to be completed between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to re-apply. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education trust in the same academic year.