Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants

Posted by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics on June 20, 2016

NCTM Accepting Proposals for Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics supports teachers with research and professional development opportunities to ensure mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students.

With support from the Edward G. Begle Fund, NCTM is accepting proposals for its Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants program, which is designed to support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators.

Through the program, grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to mathematics educators or classroom teachers currently teaching mathematics at the pre-K–6 grade level. To be supported by a grant, the proposed research must involve a college or university mathematics educator and one or more classroom teachers teaching at the pre-K–6 level. The proposal may include but is not restricted to research related to 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; the learning and teaching of mathematics with the 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. The research should lead to a draft article suitable for submission in Mathematics Teacher Educator, the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, or one of the NCTM school journals. Proposals must address the design of the project, the plan for collecting and analyzing data, and the anticipated impact on students’ learning.

To be eligible, applicants must be a current NCTM member (on or before October 15, 2016) or teach at a school having a current NCTM PreK-8 school membership. The college or university mathematics educator also must be a member of NCTM.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the NCTM website.


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