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. 1, No. 2, October

Calendar Reading: A Tradition That Begs Remodeling
A cherished tradition of primary classrooms that has been adopted by the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten community is daily calendar reading. This tradition is so deeply entrenched in our images of what should happen each day in school that, over the...
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Cognitively Guided Instruction
Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) is not a traditional primary school mathematics program. It does not prescribe the scope and sequence of the mathematics to be taught, provide instructional materials or activities for children, or suggest an optimal...
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Data Buddies: Primary-Grade Mathematicians Explore Data
Students create sets of question Imagine that you must meet a person you do not know in a crowded public place, such as an airport or a shopping center. Additionally imagine that you wish to have a pleasant social encounter with this person, chatting...
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Mathematics for the Twenty-First Century
Elementary teachers of mathematics face many challenges. Teachers are expected not only to comprehend mathematical concepts, operations, and reasoning themselves but to develop that comprehension in their students. To insure that students understand,...
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The Most Important Thing Is
The most important thing about a square is that it is a polygon with four sides and four corners. All four of its sides are equal. All four of its corners are equal. A square has four square corners. Square corners are 90 degrees and look like an L....
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