National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Accepting Applications for Pre-K-6 Classroom Research

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting applications for its Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants program.

Through the program, NCTM supports and encourages classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. The research must be a collaborative effort involving a college or university mathematics educator (a mathematics education researcher or a teacher of mathematics learning, teaching, or curriculum) and one or more pre-K-6 classroom teachers.

Projects may include but are not restricted to research on curriculum development and implementation, involvement of at-risk or minority students, students' thinking about a particular mathematics concept or set of concepts, connection of mathematics to other disciplines, focused learning and teaching of mathematics with embedded use of technology, and innovative assessment or evaluation strategies. The research should lead to a draft article suitable for submission in Mathematics Teacher Educator, the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, or one of the NCTM school journals.

For 2018-19, grants of up $6,000 will be awarded to mathematics educators or classroom teachers currently teaching mathematics at the pre-K-6 level. Involvement of preservice teachers is encouraged but not required.

To be eligible, applicants must be either a college or university mathematics educator who is a  Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM (on or before October 13, 2017) or a teacher with a Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM (on or before October 13, 2017) or one who teaches at a school having a current (on or before October 13, 2017) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership.

See the NCTM website for complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application instructions.

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