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. 7, No. 9, May

Achievable Numerical Understandings for All Young Children
Young children aged 3 to 7 can learn a great deal about numbers. In a home or daycare environment, this learning can occur as children experience daily routines. Young children will learn to count, match, see, and compare numbers if caregivers or older...
Building Cultural Bridges between Home and the Mathematics Classroom
The class had just finished a mathematics lesson on multiplication and was preparing for lunch. The students had created edible "spiders" out of crackers, peanut butter, pretzels, and raisins. The teacher had given the class a recipe for one spider....
Capturing Students' Interests: A Quest to Discover Mathematics Potential
Because of changing demographics in the student population, equity in mathematics education has received a great deal of attention (Secada, Fennema, and Adajian 1995). Several researchers have reported difficulties that teachers encounter when teaching...
Do Numbers Have Shapes
Connecting Number Patterns and Shapes through the Vedic Matrix As teachers who are interested in integrating non-Western mathematics activities into our lessons, we decided to teach number patterns through the Vedic (pronounced "Vaydik") matrix....
Everyone's Playing Basketball
The goal of the "Problem Solvers" department is to foster improved communication among teachers by presenting one problem each month for teachers in grades K-6 to try with their students. Pose the problem to your students, reflect on their work, analyze...
Learning through Problems: A Powerful Approach to Teaching Mathematics
Problem solving is natural to young children because the world is new to them, and they exhibit curiosity, intelligence, and flexibility as they face new situations The challenge . . . is to build on children's innate problem-solving inclinations and...
Mouse Maze Tournament: Connecting Geometry and Measurement
Actively engaging children in making connections among mathematical strands fosters understanding. Making connections not only helps children observe and experience "the rich interplay among mathematical topics" but also allows students to be responsible...
The Most Magnificent Strawberry Shortcake
The phenomenal resurgence of children's litH erature in the marketplace has allowed teachers to help their students construct new knowledge by fostering the love of literature while teaching skills and knowledge. Principles and Standards for School...