NCTM Announces New Grants for Educators

  • Jul 24, 2017

    NCTM Announces New Grants for Educators

    Reston, VA - July 24, 2017 - Today the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) announced three new Mathematics Education Trust (MET) grants for mathematics teachers and teacher leaders. Each grant addresses MET's mission to improve mathematics teaching and learning.

    The 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. MET provides funds to support in-service and pre-service teachers to improve their classroom practices and increase their mathematical knowledge. Additionally, each year the MET is responsible for selecting the Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, leaders in mathematics education. 

    The new grants include:

    • Designing Innovative Lessons and Activities for Mathematics Teaching (K-8)
      This grant is for a team of elementary teachers and/or mathematics coaches representing two or more schools, in collaboration with college/two-year college or university mathematical education faculty. The team will organize and mentor the development of a series of activities that can be used on a regular basis (weekly or monthly) to guide K-8 students to explore, create, and connect powerful mathematics thinking to their world. Two grants of $5,000 will be awarded, each are supported by the Mary P. Dolciani Halloran Foundation and NCTM. Deadline: November 3, 2017.

      Mary P. Dolciani Halloran was a gifted mathematician, educator, and author. The Foundation was established in her name to further the study of mathematics and mathematics education.

    • Teacher-Leader Professional Learning Grant (Pre-K-12)
      This grant provides professional learning assistance for mathematics teachers and mathematics teacher-leaders. It must focus on one of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics' (NCSM) signature initiatives: formative assessment, digital learning, or access-equity-empowerment. The grant of up to $4,000 is supported by NCSM and NCTM and awarded to a school. Deadline: November 6, 2017.

      NCSM's It's TIME - Themes and Imperatives for Mathematics Education states: “Raising achievement in mathematics and effectively implementing the CCSSM in every classroom requires extensive and ongoing opportunities for teachers (and teacher-leaders) to enhance their own professional learning and build capacity to reach all students.” 

    • Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms (Pre-K-12)
      This grant provides financial assistance to Pre-K-12 schools for in-service training to increase understanding and expertise in fostering support of multilanguage development when teaching mathematics. The grant of up to $4,000 is supported by TODOS - Mathematics for All and NCTM and is awarded to a school. Deadline: November 30, 2017.

      TODOS - Mathematics for All has as one of its goals “to advance educators' knowledge and ability that lead to implementing an equitable, rigorous, and coherent mathematics program that incorporates the role language and culture play in teaching and learning mathematics.

      For more information about the MET and other opportunities visit,



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