Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants
Posted by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics on July 13, 2015
NCTM Accepting Proposals for Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics supports the highest quality of mathematics instruction and learning through vision, leadership, professional development, and research activities.
To that end, NCTM is accepting proposals for its Pre-K-6 Classroom Research Grants program, which supports classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators.
Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to mathematics educators or classroom teachers currently teaching mathematics at the grades pre-K–6 level. The research must be a significant 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 pre-K–6 classroom teachers. The proposal may include but is not restricted to research related to curriculum development and implementation; involvement of at-risk or minority students; the connection of mathematics to other disciplines; students’ thinking about a particular mathematics concept or set of concepts; 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); 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 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.
To be eligible, applicants must be a current NCTM member (on or before October 15, 2015) or teach at a school that has 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, visit the NCTM website.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 7, 2015
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