ATOMIC Steve Leinwand Teaching Grant



The Associated Teachers of Mathematics in Connecticut supports the goals outlined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in its publication Principles to Action. In order to encourage widespread involvement in affecting positive change in our mathematics classrooms, a grant for up to $500 will be awarded to a maximum of ten Connecticut educators per calendar year who are members of ATOMIC through either individual or school memberships. 


The Steve Leinwand Teaching Grant is designed to provide funds directly to teachers for projects that promote excellence in mathematics education.  Grants will be awarded for proposals that focus on designing new curricula, exploring assessment possibilities, enhancing the learning environment, or in any way promoting the acquisition of mathematical power by our students.


A selection committee will evaluate the proposals on the basis of how effectively they support the NCTM Standards in the aforementioned publication. Additional consideration will be given to innovation and to the feasibility of executing the plan. This grant offers the opportunity to enrich or approach curriculum in an innovative way and to stimulate creative teaching techniques in the classroom. 

The selection committee will use the following rubric when screening applications.

Applicants can use the following form to plan for their application.



It will be the responsibility of each awardee to make a written report to ATOMIC at the completion of the school year for which the award was given. This report should describe and evaluate the project as it was actually implemented. The article will be published in the ATOMIC Newsletter. The grant committee will contact grant awardees with a timeline for article submission.



  • We are now accepting grant applications.  Grants will be reviewed and awarded, beginning in the fall.
  • Proposals must be submitted before December 31 for the school year ending in June. Up to ten grants of up to $500 each will be awarded during each school year.
  •  Any applications submitted after December 31 will be considered during the following school year.
  • Click here to submit your application!

Any Questions?  Email the Grant Committee via

The ATOMIC Mission is to ensure that every Connecticut student receives world-class education in mathematics by providing vision, leadership and support to the K-16 mathematics community and by providing every teacher of mathematics the opportunity to grow professionally.

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