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 education often gets lumped into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) initiatives. Each subject area has its own importance, though, with teachers dedicated to teaching their students one of these individual subjects. Below we take a look at several hand-picked grants to fund math education initiatives.
Trends and movements come and go, but one that has remained a hot topic for some time now is STEM education and its importance in educating our future workforce. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education has received so much attention in the last decade that numerous research studies have been conducted to investigate the importance of STEM education on today’s students.