The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is inviting proposals from pre-K teachers for a collaborative action research project aimed at improving their understanding of mathematics in pre-K–8 classrooms.
Primary emphasis will be placed on collaboration among a team of researchers consisting of university, elementary/middle school teachers, and preservice teachers from the undergraduate ranks. The action research should be designed, implemented, and completed with a focus on enhancing the teaching and/or learning of mathematics in grades pre-K–8.
A single grant of up to $3,000 will be awarded. Grant funds should be used to support expenses needed to plan and carry out the research.
The applicant must be a current full individual or e-member of NCTM or must teach at a school with a current NCTM pre-K–8 school membership. The participating preservice teacher(s) must be in an initial licensure/certification program at the undergraduate level and, at some point during the term of the grant, must be engaged in some form of practicum experience or student teaching.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the NCTM website.