Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms 


TODOS – Mathematics for All has as one of its goals “to advance educators' knowledge and ability that lead to implementing an equitable, rigorous, and coherent mathematics program that incorporates the role language and culture play in teaching and learning mathematics.”

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial assistance to PreK-12 schools for in-service to increase understanding and expertise in fostering support of multi-language development when teaching mathematics.  The proposed project must specifically address the development of classroom materials with a consultant OR the purchase of materials to implement professional learning with educators.  The consultant must have expertise in both teaching mathematics and teaching language.

Proposals must address the following: need, mathematics content, scope of the plan, other contributing sources of funding, number of teachers and students impacted, distribution of costs, and data regarding urban, suburban, or rural contexts, access to professional development, and multi-ethnic student body’s academic mathematics performance.

For 2017-2018, one grant of a maximum of $4,000 will be awarded to a school.

The applying school must have at least one current (on or before October 13, 2017) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 13, 2017) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership. Additionally, the applying school must have at least one current (on or before October 13, 2017) member of TODOS.

The proposal is to be submitted electronically to [email protected] by 11:59PM PST on November 30, 2017. No mailed or faxed copies will be accepted.  Duplicate or revised applications will not be considered. 

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