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.

    Ralph                 Ralph Connelly, Chair 2019-2020
    Connelly is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Education at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, where he taught Elementary Math Methods since 1977. He is an author of several textbook series, most recently Math Makes Sense from Pearson Canada. He is a Life Member of NCTM, joining in 1971. He has served on several Committees of NCTM, including the Conferences and Conventions Committee (Chair), Nominations and Elections Committee, and the Editorial Panel for Teaching Children Mathematics. He served 2 different terms as Canadian Director for NCSM, and has twice been the President of the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (NCTM affiliate group). He has presented at over 100 NCTM Regional and Annual Conferences. He served on Ontario Ministry of Education Expert Panels for both Early Years Mathematics, and Junior (4-6) Mathematic.  
    Suzanne Mitchell                 Suzanne MitchellTrustee 
    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 for Science 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.  .
    M. Soroto  M. Alejandra Sorto, Trustee 
    M. Alejandra Sorto received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2004 in Mathematics Education. She is currently a faculty member of the Mathematics Department at Texas State University where she teaches future mathematics educators. Her research focuses on the preparation of teachers in the area of Statistics, the impact of professional development, and comparative studies in Latin-America and Africa. In particular, she is interested in developing instruments to measure content knowledge for teaching, teaching quality and analyzing its effect on student achievement. She has worked with governments of Chile, Peru, Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Guatemala to help improve the preparation of teachers in mathematics and develop educational standards. In 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded her a CAREER research grant to investigate the Mathematics instruction of English language learners in the state of Texas. She is a member of TODOS-Mathematics for all Board of Directors, former Vice-President of the International Association of Statistics Education (IASE), and Associate Editor for the Statistics Education Research Journal and an Editorial Panelist for Teaching for Excellence and Equity in Mathematics journal. 
    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.
    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. 


    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)