Equity in Mathematics Grants for Grades 6-8


  • Type: Foundations
  • Source: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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  • Award Min: $0.00
  • Award Max: $8,000.00
  • Quantity: 0


  • Deadline: Nov 07, 2014

The applicant must be a current (on or before October 15, 2014) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 15, 2014) 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, 2015, and May 31, 2016.

Past recipients of this grant are ineligible to reapply. No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year.

Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (NCTM 2014) suggests that for the Access and Equity Principle, teachers model high expectations for each student’s success in problem solving, reasoning, and understanding as well as promote the development of a growth mindset among students (p. 115).

To these ends, the purpose of this grant is to incorporate middle school classroom materials or lessons that will improve the achievement of student groups that have previous records of underachievement. For 2015–2016, grants will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades 6–8. This award is for individual classroom teachers* or small groups of teachers collaborating in one grade or across grade levels.

(*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)

Additional Info:
Proposals must address the following: the mathematics content as defined in the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of NCTM; the plan for improving achievement of the targeted students; and the anticipated impact on their achievement.

The application packet must be postmarked by November 7, 2014. Faxed copies will not be accepted.

Contact Information:

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1906 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191-1502
TEL: (800) 235-7566 or (703) 620-9840
FAX: (703) 476-2970