National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Designing Innovative Lessons and Activities for Mathematics Teaching (K–8)
Designing Innovative Lessons and Activities for Mathematics Teaching grants seek to embolden a team of passionate math educators to develop and share fun, creative, and original lessons and activities. It supports the process of mathematics educators involved in collaboration. The Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation sponsors this grant to support synergy of ideas. Mary Dolciani was a prolific and innovative author of mathematics teaching materials. This grant encourages the time-honored tradition of writing and supports the research, showing that collaboration with educators on new ideas can increase the breadth and depth of the mathematics content knowledge of mathematics teaching and learning.
The grant encourages teams of mathematics educators to engage in the process of writing and editing materials for mathematics teachers. The awarded team will develop and organize a series of activities that can be used on a regular basis (weekly or monthly) to guide students to explore, create, and connect powerful mathematics thinking to their world. Teachers will pilot materials with students, and revise the information as the project progresses.
Amount: Two grants of $5,000 each are expected to be awarded. On receipt of a successful final report(s), grants may be funded for a one-year extension up to two times (a maximum of $15,000 for the lifetime of the grant).
Eligibility: Each grant is for a team of mathematics educators representing the following: 1) two or more K-8 schools; 2) two or more classroom teachers; and 3) a mathematics educator from a community college, college, or university. Applicants are encouraged to include preservice teachers as a part of its design. Teams may also include high school teachers.
Note: The applicant is encouraged but not required to be a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) or teach at a school with a current NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership.
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