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. 5, January

Coloring Tetras with Two Colors
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. Pose the problem, reflect on your students' work, analyze the classroom dialogue,...
Do Your Students Measure Up Metrically?
How are the results of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) connected with your classroom? How would your students perform on these questions? How can you help your students perform well on questions like these? Do your students...
Mathematics in the Preschool
Anyone who is pushing arithmetic onto preschoolers is wrong. Do not hurry children. No math in preschool!" "What else is preschool for if teachers do not get children ready for school? They should teach the children basic skills and how to sit and...
Multiply with MI: Using Multiple Intelligences to Master Multiplication
Katie sings the multiplication facts quietly to herself. Sam tries to solve problems by tapping his pencil in rhythmic patterns. Jose draws pictures from his teacher's tile-array models. Alima sorts her crayons into groups to help herself find the...
Representation: An Important Process for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Representation is more than a process; it is a way of teaching and learning mathematics. Vignette: Four beginning third graders were working to solve a story problem: Anna had 63 stickers. She gave some to Tricia. Then Anna had 27 stickers. How...
Responses to the What Can You Measure? Problem
The problem appearing in the February 2000 "Problem Solvers" section was stated as follows: Kudit Strate was a carpenter who worked on counter tops. One day, she came to work without her ruler. However, she located an object made of wood segments...
Solving Problems
The "Math by the Month" activities are designed to appeal directly to students. Students may work on the activities individually or in small groups. No solutions are suggested so that students will look to themselves as the mathematical authority,...
The Hundreds Pocket Chart: Beyond Odd and Even
My hundreds pocket chart hung on the classroom wall for a long time collecting dust. I used it once or twice each year to teach odd and even numbers and number patterns to my second and third graders and noticed that some of the children would also...