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7-12 Classroom Research Grants

Type: Foundations
Source: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Program: 7-12 Classroom Research Grants
Eligibility: The applicant must be a current (on or before October 15, 2014) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM, if a 9-12 teacher, or one who teaches at a college or university. 7th or 8th grade teacher applicant may be a current (on or before October 15, 2014) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school having a current (on or before October 15, 2014) NCTM Pre-K–8 school membership.

No person(s) may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply.

All grant activities must be completed between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2017.
Purpose: The purpose of this grant is to support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. For 2015–2016, grants will be awarded to mathematics educators or classroom teachers* currently teaching mathematics at the grades 7–12 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 grades 7–12 classroom teachers. The proposal may include, but is not restricted to, research on the following topics:

1. Curriculum development and implementation
2. Involvement of at-risk or minority students
3. Students’ thinking about a particular mathematics concept or set of concepts
4. Connection of mathematics to other disciplines
5. 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)
6. Innovative assessment or evaluation strategies

(*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)
Deadline: 11-07-2014
Award Max: $6,000.00
Quantity: Unknown
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Involvement of preservice 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 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
nctm@nctm.org
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