You’re a math teacher, and you’re busy—we get it. There are lessons to plan, tests to correct, and your school’s mathlete team is competing next weekend. You’ve probably heard about some excellent grant opportunities out there for math education, and you may be wondering, “Is it worth my time to apply? How could grant money really benefit a math classroom?” The fact is that grants could add up to some educational advantages for you and your students.
Math Meets Music
Elementary students love learning that involves music and rhythm. Take advantage of their natural predilection by applying for a Using Music to Teach Mathematics Grant through the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. You can apply for a maximum of $3,000 for your Pre-K through 2nd grade class to help your young students learn math through music. The application deadline is November 2, 2018—learn more details on applying here.
|Expert Advice: Many math-centric grant opportunities are available through the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics—view a full list.|
If students are going to excel in today’s digital age, they need access to the right technology in the classroom. In a 2011 study by PBS, nearly 63 percent of teachers reported that budget constraints were the biggest barrier to accessing technology in the classroom; in low-income communities, that number rose to 70 percent. Math teachers don’t need to rely solely on a fickle budget, though. Grants such as Digital Wish and Student Achievement Grants from the NEA Foundation can help you obtain the funding you need to put enriching technology into the hands of your students.
Multiply Learning Outside of the Classroom
Take a geometry-themed tour of an architectural wonder. Visit a botanical garden to see how numbers work in nature. Calculate batting averages while cheering on a local baseball team. Math is everywhere, and showing your students some real-life applications of their classroom learning is bound to stir up their enthusiasm. We’re talking math-themed field trips here, with multiple derivative benefits. Field trip grants can help you bring learning to life for your math students—learn about some opportunities here.
Ready to apply? You should factor in plenty of time to prepare your application, assemble supporting materials, and write a strong proposal. The Grant Helpers can make the task exponentially easier, no matter what stage you’re at in the grant-writing process. Contact us today.
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