Teaching Children Mathematics

Teaching Children Mathematics is a monthly (August through May) journal published and owned by The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics whose headquarters are in Reston, Va. It has been published since 1994. Written for mathematics teachers, Teaching Children Mathematics covers mathematics education through the middle grades. This journal provides educators with teaching techniques for mathematics education and focuses on developments in curriculum, instruction, learning and teacher education. Its region is the United States. The February 2006 issue of Teaching Children Mathematics featured an article titled "How Many Days 'til My Birthday? Helping Students Understand Calendar Connections and Concepts." This article described a new approach to instructing kindergarteners about the representation of time through calendars. The October 2010 issue looked at building word problems by using students' own experiences. The journal's regular departments include "Math by the Month" and "From the Classroom." Pamela Halonen is the Editor and Gretchen Mui and Luanne Flom are Contributing Editors.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 8, April

Creating Opportunities for Children to Think Mathematically
The children dived into the pile of hoops, scarves, and other materials. It was the last day of Kindermusik (Music Resources Development 1988), and the seven-year-olds were sharing some of their favorite musical activities with parents. "Make your...
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Generative Topics: Building a Curriculum around Big Ideas
Data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) point out "a comparative lack of focus and coherence in the American mathematics curriculum" and an absence of "meaningful connections between the...
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Helping at Home
Parents often ask for suggestions about activities to do with their young children at home to help further their mathematical understanding. Many of them have helped their children learn the counting sequence or recognize numerals, but they are also...
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Mathtastics Series
Mathtastics Series: Gr. 4-8, James Burnett and Calvin Irons. Set one: Egyptian Genius Package, 1996, ISBN 0-7327-2103-2; Nature's Mathematical Marvels, 1996, ISBN 0-7327-2099-0; Mathematics behind the Scenes, 1997, ISBN 0-73272101-6. Set two: Great...
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Measuring Up with 'The Principal's New Clothes.'
The Principal's New Clothes by Stephanie Calmenson (1989) provides a delightful, whimsical context for investigations in measurement. This story is a modern-day adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's The Emperor's New Clothes. Mr. Bundy, the principal...
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Responses to the "Counting Squares" Problem
The problem appearing in the May 1998 "Problem Solvers" section was stated as follows: How many squares can you count in this figure? Suppose that we add a fifth row of squares, which would be nine squares, to the bottom of the figure. How many...
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Shaping the Standards: The Writers Want to Know What You Think
This article is the sixth in a series inviting discussion of, and reaction to, the draft of Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. By the end of May, the writers will be given a summary of the feedback that we have received this year to help...
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Tenth Planet Number Investigations Series: Equivalent Fractions
Tenth Planet Number Investigations Series: Equivalent Fractions, 1997, Gr. 3-4. Requirements: 8 MB of RAM, 256-color monitor, double-speed CD-ROM drive, microphone; Macintosh: System 7.1 or higher; Windows: 3.1 or higher, 486/DX2-66 MHz processor,...
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Tenth Planet Number Investigations Series: Fraction Operations
Tenth Planet Number Investigations Series: Fraction Operations, 1997, Gr. 4-6. Requirements: 8 MB of RAM, 256-color monitor, double-speed CD-ROM drive, microphone; Macintosh: System 7.1 or higher; Windows: 3.1 or higher, 486/DX2-66 MHz processor, Sound...
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The Orange Game
The goal of the "Problem Solvers" department is to foster improved communication among teachers by posing one problem each month for K-6 teachers to try with their students. Every teacher can become an author: pose the problem, reflect on your students'...
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