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The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Connecting Mathematics to Other Subject Areas Grants help create senior high classroom materials or lessons connecting mathematics to other fields. Materials may be in the form of books, visual displays, computer programs or displays, slide shows, videotapes, or other appropriate media. The focus of these materials should be on showing the connectivity of mathematics to other fields or to the world around us. Any acquisition of equipment or payment of personal stipends must be critical to the grant proposal and may not be a major portion of the proposed budget. Any published sources must be documented. Proposals must address the following: the plan for developing and evaluating materials, the connectivity to other fields or disciplines, and anticipated impact on students’ learning.

Maximum award: $4,000

Eligibility: current (as of October 15, 2012) Full Individual or E-Members of NCTM who currently teach mathematics in grades 9–12 at least 50 percent of the school day

Deadline: November 9, 2012.

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NCTM: 7-12 Classroom Research Grants support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators. 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 grades 7–12 classroom teachers.

The proposal may include, but is not restricted to, research on the following topics: 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; focused learning and teaching of mathematics with embedded use of technology; and innovative assessment or evaluation strategies.

Maximum award: $6,000

Eligibility: current (as of October 15, 2011) Full Individual or E-Members of NCTM or those who teach at a school having a current (as of October 14, 2011) NCTM PreK-8 school Membership. The college or university mathematics educator must be a member of the NCTM.

Deadline: November 9, 2011

Note: WGBY is not affiliated with this grant making program; please content

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The purpose of this grant from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is to increase the breadth and depth of the math content knowledge of teachers who have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning. The applicant must have the support of the school principal in becoming a teacher-leader within her or his school or district.

A maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded. Deadline for submission is November 9, 2012.  See program website for details. 

NOTE: WGBY is not affiliated with this grant program; please contact the NCTM directly with questions.

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Opportunity: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics PreK-6 Classroom Research Grants

Maximum award: $6,000.

Eligibility: classroom teachers currently teaching mathematics at the grades PreK-6 level who are current (as of October 14, 2011) NCTM members or who teach in a school that (as of October 14, 2011) has a NCTM PreK-8 school membership.

Deadline: November 11, 2011.

Project Objectives: “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 grades PreK-6 classroom teachers. The proposal may include, but is not restricted to, research on 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, focused learning and teaching of mathematics with embedded use of technology, and innovative assessment or evaluation strategies.”  For more information, visit the grant website

Note: WGBY is not affiliated with this grant-making program.  Any questions should be submitted tonctm@nctm.org.

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