Minnesota Council of Teachers of Mathematics

An affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
The MCTM is an organization of professionals dedicated to promoting the teaching and learning of meaningful mathematics for all students by supporting educators in their efforts to improve mathematics instruction.

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MCTM Foundation

Donations from educators and others committed to supporting teachers drive the Foundation’s ability to offer the following professional development opportunities. As of Spring 2022, the MCTM Foundation has awarded grants and scholarships to 122 teachers, totaling $46,442.06.

Credit card donations are easy with the On-line Donation Form.

For more information about the MCTM Foundation, contact the Foundation Governing Board Chair at foundation@mctm.org 

The Purpose (Mission):

  • Raise funds to support classroom teacher’s attendance at MCTM conferences, college coursework, and other professional development.
  • Encourage teachers to apply for funds.
  • Maintain effective practices for the financial health of the foundation.


    MCTM and the MCTM Foundation offer four different grants or scholarships for teachers.

    About the Foundation Committee

    The MCTM Foundation Governing Committee is comprised of at least nine members appointed by the MCTM President and Executive Committee to each serve a three year term. The members of the current Foundation Governing Committee are:

    • Sue Westegaard, Chair (2023)
    • Paul Agranoff (2023)
    • Donna Forbes (2023) (incoming chair 2023, Chair 2025, Past Chair 2026)
    • Teresa Gonske (2024)
    • Christine Quisley (2025)
    • Judy Stucki (2026)
    • Amy Wix (2024)
    • Kay Wohlhuter (2026)
    • Jan Cutler (Founder's Chair)

    Read the job description for the Foundation Committee Members and Apply here!

    Donations

    Credit card donations are easy with the On-line Donation Form.

    Donations can be made in the following levels:

    Ada Lovelace (1815 - 1852)
    "The Analytical Engine weaves algebraic patterns, just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves."
    $1-$49
    Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci (1170-1250)
    "How many pairs of rabbits can be bred from one pair in a year?"
    $50-$99
    Grace Murray Hopper (Admiral) (1906-1992)
    "From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it."
    $100-$249
    Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777 - 1855)
    "If others would but reflect on mathematical truths as deeply and continuously as I have, they would make my discoveries."
    $250-$499
    Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850-1891)
    "Say what you know, do what you must, come what may or....It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul."
    $500-$999
    Benoit Mandelbrot (1924 - 2010)
    "Science would be ruined if (like sports) it were to put competition above everything else, and if it were to clarify the rules of competition by withdrawing entirely into narrowly defined specialties. The rare scholars who are nomads-by-choice are essential to the intellectual welfare of the settled disciplines."
    $1000 and up
    More Information

    For more information about the MCTM Foundation, contact the Foundation Governing Board Chair at Foundation@mctm.org.

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