The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting applications for its Equity in Mathematics Grants program for middle school classrooms.
The purpose of the grant is to incorporate middle school classroom materials or lessons designed to improve the achievement of student groups with a previous record of underachievement. The award is intended for individual classroom teachers or small groups of teachers collaborating in a single grade or across grade levels. Proposals must address the following: mathematics content as defined in NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics; a plan for improving the achievement of the targeted student population; and the anticipated impact on their achievement.
For 2018-19, grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 6-8.
Applicants must be a current (on or before October 13, 2017) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 13, 2017) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership and currently teach mathematics in grades 6-8 at least 50 percent of the school day. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018.
See the NCTM website for complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application instructions.