The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) has announced a grant from contributions to the International Development Fund, which MET established in 1999 to advance the teaching of school mathematics (grades K-12 or equivalent) in developing countries. Proposals are sought that will provide professional development opportunities for teachers and/or educational materials for the classrooms in the teachers’ home country. For 2005-06, one grant with a maximum of $10,000 will be awarded to a person or persons working directly with teachers in their home country to improve their professional competence as classroom teachers of mathematics. Grant funds may not be used to provide travel to or from the country, nor for efforts to supervise or oversee teachers. Funds are to be used only to provide professional development and growth for classroom teachers. Proposal will be judged on the number of teachers directly or indirectly involved and on the potential impact for classroom improvement. Any acquisition of equipment or materials must support the proposed plan but must not be the primary focus of the grant. Activities are to be completed between August 1, 2005, and July 31, 2006.

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