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—

    • Provide funds to support classroom teachers (Pre-K–grade 12) in improving classroom practices and increasing teachers' mathematical knowledge.
    • Offer funding opportunities for prospective teachers and NCTM's Affiliates. 
    • Recognize the lifetime achievement of leaders in mathematics education.

    The NCTM Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented annually to recognize a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education.

    Other 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:

    • Conferences, workshops, or seminars
    • Research and in-service training in mathematics
    • Classroom activities
    • Lessons and materials
    • Graduate courses or other mathematics coursework
    • Other teacher- or school-identified professional development activities

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    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.

    Suzanne Mitchell                 Suzanne MitchellChair, 2020-2022
    Dr. Suzanne Mitchell is currently the Executive Director of the Arkansas STEM Coalition, a nonprofit that coordinates P-16 partnerships and STEM resources through collaboration with business, education and community representatives and policymakers in Arkansas. She served as the President of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (2011-2013) and served on the Board of Directors for 7 years. She served on numerous committees with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and served 10 years on the Board of the Triangle Coalition forScience and Technology Education in Washington DC, including one year as President in 2004. She has served on the Board of the Arkansas Association of Mathematics Leaders, the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Governor's Computer Science Task Force.  .
      Nora Ramirez, Trustee 
    Nora G. Ramirez is a nationally known mathematics educator who has spent over 30 years collaborating with educators. She worked at Arizona State University and Maricopa Community Colleges as a professional developer, mathematics specialist and principal investigator of several federally funded projects. Nora taught middle and high school mathematics primarily in Texas. She is a founding member and Past President of TODOS: Mathematics for ALL, a Past President of the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics (AATM), a past member of the NCTM Board of Directors, a past member of the Advisory Committee to the Education and Human Resources Directorate of the National Science Foundation, as well as a member of several advisory boards for mathematics education and ELL related projects. Nora was awarded the 2014 Iris Carl Equity and Leadership Award by TODOS recognizing her significant contributions to increasing the quality of mathematics education provided to underserved students, particularly Latinx students. She is co-editor of Beyond Good Teaching: Advancing Mathematics Education for ELLs published by NCTM and has been a contributing author for several books related to mathematics education. Currently, Nora is active in NCTM, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), AATM, Arizona Mathematics Leaders (AML), and TODOS, and works as a mathematics education consultant in rural, urban and suburban school districts.
    Laurie                 Laurie Boswell, Trustee                   
    Laurie Boswell, Ed.D., is the former Head of School at Riverside School in Lyndonville, Vermont. In addition to textbook authoring, she provides mathematics consulting and embedded coaching sessions. Dr. Boswell received her Ed.D. from the University of Vermont in 2010. She is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and is a Tandy Technology Scholar. Laurie has taught mathematics to students at all levels, elementary through college. In addition, Laurie has served on the NCTM Board of Directors and as a Regional Director for NCSM. Along with Ron, Laurie has co-authored numerous math programs and has become a popular national speaker.
    Laurie                 Mike Shaughnessy, Trustee                   
    Mike Shaughnessy first became interested in mathematics during his high school years in upstate New York and majored in mathematics at Le Moyne College. He completed his PhD at Michigan State University, joined the faculty of the Mathematics Department at Oregon State University (1976 to 1993), and subsequently in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Portland State University (1993–2008). At both OSU and PSU, Mike taught mathematics and statistics courses for pre-service and in-service teachers, directed professional development experiences for K–college teachers, and was director of Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education. Mike served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics from 2001–2004 and served a Presidential term for NCTM from 2009–2013. Mike’s principal research interests are in the teaching and learning of statistics and probability, the teaching and learning of geometry, and mathematical problem solving. Of his 80+ articles, books, and book chapters, nearly 50 of them are on issues related to the teaching and learning of probability and statistics.
    kkrehbiel  Ken Krehbiel is NCTM's Executive Director.
    Shayka-David  David M. Shayka is NCTM's Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer and Staff Liaison to the MET.

    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. 


    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)