$3,000 – The purposes of this scholarship are to provide financial support for (1) completing credited course work or designing and implementing a personal study plan in one of the following areas: some aspect of the history of mathematics, number theory, or discrete mathematics (2) creating and field-testing appropriate classroom activities incorporating the history of mathematics, number theory, or discrete mathematics into the curriculum and (3) preparing and delivering a professional development presentation to colleagues. For 2019-20, a scholarship with a maximum of $3,000 will be awarded to an individual currently teaching mathematics at the grades 6-12 level. Proposals must address the following: identification of the credited agency offering the course(s) with a complete description of the course(s) or the outline of a personal study plan including resources to be used. A description of how the created activities will be field-tested should also be submitted.
The applicant must (1) be a current (on or before April 19, 2019) Essential or Premium members of NCTM; (2) have taught school mathematics for at least three years; and (3) intend to remain in teaching. Teachers of grades 6-12 satisfying (1)-(3) who have taken a course previously in the history of mathematics are eligible to apply. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this scholarship are not eligible to reapply. All activities must be completed by August 31, 2020.