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. 8, No. 7, March

Average Days of Spring. (Problem Solvers)
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 contribute to the journal: pose the problem, reflect on...
Cool Mathematics for Kids. (News from the Net)
The site called Coolmath 4 Kids at www.coolmath.com/ is "an amusement park of math" for parents, teachers, and children. The site has multiple sections for all ages, including games, brain benders, lessons, jigsaw puzzles, geometry activities, online...
Creating Numerical Scales for Measuring Tools
Young children show an early interest in measuring. They want to know how tall they are and how much they weigh, and they want to measure the ingredients to make cookies. We wanted to tap this natural enthusiasm for measuring by involving students...
Place Value: Problem Solving and Written Assessment. (Research, Reflection, Practice)
Elementary school children have traditionally found place value to be difficult to learn, and their teachers have found it difficult to teach. Understanding place value requires a child to make connections among and sense of a highly complex system...
Read All about It! (Math by the Month)
The "Math by the Month" activities are designed to appeal directly to students. Students may work on the activities individually or in small groups, or they may use them as problems of the week. No solutions are suggested so that students will look...
Reader's Exchange
Kid Quotes We at NCTM occasionally receive cute mathematical things that children have said. Since we enjoy them so much, we thought that these comments might make a nice addition to our "Readers' Exchange" department. If you have interesting or...
Responses to the Painting Tiles Problem. (Problem Solvers)
The problem appearing in the March 2001 "Problem Solvers" section was stated as follows: Felica's parents had a design made of five congruent right triangles as part of the entrance to their house. They decided to paint these triangular regions...
Rubber-Band Rockets. (Investigations)
The purpose of the "Investigations" department is to provide mathematically rich and inviting contexts in which children and their teachers solve problems, communicate, and reason. Investigations encourage students to make connections among mathematical...