The National Committee of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting applications for classroom-based research in pre-college mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators.
For 2018-19, grants of up to $6,000 each will be awarded to mathematics educators or classroom teachers currently teaching mathematics at the grade 7-to-12 level. 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 classroom teachers (individuals who spend half or more of their work time teaching in the classroom).
The proposal may include but is 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 (any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant), and/or innovative assessment or evaluation strategies.
Involvement of pre-service teachers is encouraged but not required. This research should lead to a draft article suitable for submission in the Mathematics Teacher Educator, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, or in one of the NCTM school journals. Proposals must address the following: research design, the plan for collecting and analyzing data, and the anticipated impact on students' learning.
The applicant must be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM (if a high school teacher), or someone who teaches at a college or university. Seventh- or 8th-grade teacher applicants may be a current Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school having a current NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership.
See the NCTM website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.