May 2, 2008
Volume 13 No. 18

In This Issue

2009-2010 MET Awards, Grants, and Scholarships


Rockin' the Standards


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2009-2010 MET Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

Need financial support for your school's in-service math training needs? NCTM's Mathematics Education Trust (MET) can help. In 2009-2010, grants of up to $4,000 each will be awarded to elementary, middle, and secondary schools for in-service education in mathematics.

Costs may include honoraria and expenses for consultants, materials, substitute time, and conference or workshop registrations. No funds may be used for staff travel or equipment.

Only schools with at least one current (as of April 30, 2008) Full Individual or E-Members of NCTM are eligible to apply for this grant. No school 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 re-apply. Activities are to be completed between September 1, 2008, and August 31, 2009.

Applications for the 2009-2010 School In-Service Training Grants (all grade levels) must be postmarked by May 9, 2008.


Dave Moursund, the founder of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and a founding board member of the Math Learning Center headquartered in Oregon, recently started Information Age Education (IAE).

IAE is a non-profit organization that provides free materials for preservice and inservice teachers. It focuses on improving education at all levels and throughout the world.

Also view Dave Moursund's site:

Rockin' the Standards

A veteran elementary school teacher and his rock band have taken lyrics from common tunes and changed them to help kids remember what they've been taught in school.

The fourteen songs on the album "Rockin' the Standards Math" use mnemonics to help children recall:

  • angle names
  • mean, mode, and median
  • place value
  • skip counting
  • measurement and conversion
  • quadrilaterals
  • parallel and perpendicular
  • and more

Access the site to review song tracks, download a PDF of the lyrics, buy the CD, read about teacher Tim Bedley's band, see the schedule of upcoming gigs, watch music videos, see photos of the band, and/or read reviews.


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