National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grants

Posted on August 14, 2017

Supported by the Esther Mendlesohn Fund and NCTM

The purpose of this grant is to incorporate music into the elementary school classroom to help young students learn mathematics. For 2018-19, grants with a maximum of $3,000 each will be awarded to persons currently teaching mathematics in grades Pre-K-2 level. This award is for individual classroom teachers* or small groups of teachers collaborating in one grade or across grade levels. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant. Proposals must address the following: the combining of mathematics and music; the plan for improving students’ learning of mathematics; and the anticipated impact on students’ achievement. (*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)

The applicant must be a current (on or before October 13, 2017) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach in a school with a current (on or before October 13, 2017) NCTM PreK-8 school membership and currently teach mathematics or collaborate with teachers of mathematics in grades PreK-2. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019. 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.

The application packet must be postmarked by November 3, 2017.

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