The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting applications for Equity in Mathematics grants.
The purpose of the program is to support the incorporation of middle-school materials or lessons designed to improve the achievement of students with a previous record of underachievement into the classroom.
For 2018-19, grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 6-8. The award is for individual classroom teachers* or small groups of teachers collaborating in one grade or across grade levels. Proposals must address the following: the mathematics content as defined in NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics; the plan for improving achievement of the targeted students; and the anticipated impact on their achievement. (*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)
To be eligible, applicants must be a current (on or before October 14, 2016) full individual or E-member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 14, 2016) 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. Past recipients of this grant are ineligible to apply again.
See the NCTM website for complete program guidelines, information about past recipients, and application instructions.