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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Classroom Research Grants (7-12) and (PreK-6)

Deadline: November 3, 2017

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Classroom Research Grants support and encourage classroom-based research in pre-college mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. The research must be a 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 7-12 classroom teachers or PreK-6 classroom teachers. The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.

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

Involvement of preservice teachers is encouraged but not required. This research should lead to a draft article suitable for submission in the Mathematics Teacher Educator, 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.

Amount: Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: Awards will be made to mathematics educators or classroom teachers currently teaching mathematics at the grades 7-12 or PreK-6 level. Additional eligibility includes:

  • Classroom Research Grants 7-12: Applicants must be: (1) a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM, if a 9-12 teacher or one who teaches at a college or university; or (2) A 7th or 8th grade teacher applicant who is a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school having a current NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership.
  • Classroom Research Grants (PreK-6): Applicant must be either: (1) a college or university mathematics educator who is a Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM; or (2) a teacher (a) with a Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or (b) who teaches at a school having a current NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership.

For the purposes of this application, membership must be current on or before October 13, 2017.

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