$8,000 – The purpose of this grant is to incorporate classroom materials or lessons that will improve the achievement of student groups that have previous records of underachievement, sometime identified by race, gender, region, or culture. For 2019-20, grants with a maximum of $8,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 6-12. This award is for individual classroom teachers* or small groups of teachers collaborating in one grade or across grade levels. Proposals must address the following: the mathematics content as defined in the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of NCTM; the plan for improving achievement of the targeted students; and the anticipated impact on their achievement. (*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)
The applicant must be a current (on or before October 12, 2018) Essential or Premium member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 12, 2018) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership and currently teach mathematics in grades 6-8 or 9-12 at least 50 percent of the school day. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020. Past recipients of this grant are ineligible to reapply. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year.
Interested teachers are invited to submit a proposal. The 2019-20 MET Proposal Cover Form must be completed and serve as the top page of each copy of the proposal. The proposal must be typewritten, double-spaced and single-sided (please organize as outlined below), with margins of at least one inch on 8.5 ” x 11 ” paper. Font size must be no smaller than 10-point (Times Roman suggested), and the width between characters should be normal (100%).