Grants, Scholarships, and Awards
Apply now for these grants, scholarships, and awards from the
Mathematics Education Trust (MET):
PreK-8 Preservice Teacher Action Research Grants
Professional Development Scholarship Emphasizing the
History of Mathematics
Program of Mathematics Study & Active
Prospective Middle School Mathematics Teacher Course
Prospective 7-12 Secondary Teacher Course Work Scholarships
School In-Service Training Grants
Established 37 years ago by the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics (NCTM), MET channels the generosity of contributors
through the creation and funding of grants, awards, honors, and
other projects that support the improvement of mathematics
teaching and learning.
The deadline to apply for the opportunities listed above is
Friday, 3 May.
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"The first thing I did when I saw this problem was to look
through my notes and find the properties of a rhombus. But
when I looked for a while at the problem, I realized this
figure, with its given measurements, cannot exist! The side
lengths are fine, the angles are fine — at least until I
looked at an invisible triangle. For the extra, I tried for
several hours but failed to find a number that would work to
make every side length and angle accurate, but I know there is
a number to make this problem true. I have simply not found
- Hillary, highlighted in the Geometry PoW's latest solution
Moebius Noodles has come out!
Each chapter of this new book — subtitled "adventurous math
for the playground crowd" — has light bulb ideas for warm-ups
and on the go activities; games with variations for babies,
toddlers, older kids, and adults; and colorful posters that
tell stories about each game's main idea through pictures that
invite readers to play, ask questions, and "notice
The fund-raising campaign for Moebius Noodles appeared in these
pages a year and a half ago. Pre-order a paperback edition of
the resulting "plug and play" book, or "name your price" and
download a PDF version by following the link above.
Using the book's associated question and answer hub, readers
have already begun discussing more than a dozen questions and
issues, such as
Non-competitive math games
What are some suggestions for increasing fluency in
addition and multiplication without rote, timed practice?
Problem remembering numbers
How to deal with "kindergarten math is boring"?
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"You can make each poly by multiplying each row by itself but
after transposing, i.e., do an outer product."
- Nasser, posted to the comp.soft-sys.matlab discussion
Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award
The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) recognizes
outstanding elementary and secondary grade teachers with the
Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award.
Since 2004, this program has honored those "who have
demonstrated their capacity to change the outcome of students'
lives and the communities where they teach." It awards two
teachers $5,000 cash prizes, plus travel and lodging expenses
to TMA's 25th Annual Convention, taking place 3-5 October in
The Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award program, made
possible through the John William Butler Foundation, is open to
currently licensed, active teachers employed by accredited
schools for at least five years. Download the entry form and
apply by the Wednesday, 1 May deadline.