About Mathematics Education Trust
The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) was established in 1976 to channel the generosity of contributors through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and other projects that support the improvement of mathematics teaching and learning.
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MET Grants and Awards
MET grants, scholarships, awards—
NCTM Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented annually to recognize a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education.
grants and scholarships are presented to individuals or schools after a selective review of proposals submitted by applicants.
Awards range from $1,500 to $24,000 and cover costs such as:
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MET Grants and Scholarships that allow Equipment and Technology
MET Board of Trustees
MET is administered by the MET Board of Trustees, which is appointed by the NCTM president and approved by the NCTM Board of Directors. The MET Board is composed of four members who serve four-year terms and chair the Board in their last year. The Board of Trustees establishes policies and procedures for the Mathematics Education Trust; establishes and monitors policy for the investments of MET funds; initiates and monitors MET award programs; selects or oversees the selection of awardees in MET programs; and, oversees the fundraising aspects of the Trust.
Karen Karp is a mathematics educator who focuses on the intersection of mathematics education and special education. She was previously a professor at Johns Hopkins University and a distinguished teaching professor of elementary mathematics education at the University of Louisville in Kentucky where she is
professor emeritus. She is the author or co-author numerous book chapters, articles, and books, including the recent U.S. Department of Education Institute of Science’s What Works
Clearinghouse Practice Guide on Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics:
Intervention in the Elementary Grades, and other titles such as Strengths-based
Teaching and Learning in Mathematics: 5 Teaching Turnarounds for Grades K-6,
The Math Pact: Achieving Instructional Coherence within and Across Grades, and Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally which has been translated into seven languages. Karen is a former member of the board of directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
and a former president of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. In 2020, she was selected for the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics Education. She also is a member of the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction. She holds
teaching/administrative certifications in elementary education, secondary mathematics, K-12 special education, and educational administration.
Ken Krehbiel, Executive Director
Ken Krehbiel is Executive Director of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), the world’s largest organization representing mathematics education with 30,000 members and more than 230 Affiliates in the United States and Canada. He is an ex-officio member of the NCTM Board of Directors.
Before joining NCTM as Director of Communications in 2000, he was Director of Communications at the American Academy of Actuaries, where he was responsible for media relations and all publications, and was Executive Editor for an award-winning magazine. There he co-managed a public relations program that was recognized by the Public Relations Society of America with a Silver Anvil Award, PRSA’s highest honor, for association institutional programs. Before his 30-year career in association management, he was a Music Director and Announcer in the National Public Radio system and was Editor for NPR’s “Performance Today.”
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.
MET Annual Reports
The Mathematics Education Trust produces a report annually that highlights award and grant recipients and acknowledges those who have contributed to MET.
2022 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2021 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2020 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2019 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2018 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2017 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2016 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2015 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2014 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2013 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2012 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2011 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2010 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2009 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2008 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2007 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2006 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2005 MET Annual Report (PDF)
2004 MET Annual Report (PDF)