The purpose of this grant is to support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education in collaboration with college or university mathematics educators.
The research must be a 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 (individuals who spend half or more
of their work time teaching in the classroom).
The proposal may include, but is not restricted to, research on the following topics:
− Curriculum development and implementation
− Involvement of at-risk students or students from diverse backgrounds and experiences
− 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 (any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant)
− Innovative assessment or evaluation strategies