# 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. 2, No. 4, December

A Common-Cents Approach to Fractions
Do students really understand what a school's speed-limit sign means? Does the 20 mph speed limit apply every school day, all day long, or does it apply only during the time the children are present in the school yard? Signs can be so confusing! Mathematical...
To help meet the special needs of my Chapter I mathematics students, those in grades 2-5 who have been identified as performing below grade-level expectations, I implemented a unit on measurement and fractions. This unit included using the computer,...
Counting on Frank
Counting on Frank furnishes students ages 8-12 practice in working on mathematical word problems involving the four basic operations. Although the main program is intended for individual use, some of the games can be played by pairs of students. In...
Graphing from A to Z
The letter Z is in a huff [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED]. Her position in the alphabet and the infrequency with which she is used make her feel disregarded and unloved. She decides to form her own coalition of letters, leaving the English-speaking...
Nominals: Numbers as Names
When students learn about numbers and their applications, they usually learn the distinction between cardinal and ordinal numbers but often miss hearing about nominal numbers. Cardinal numbers describe the quantity of members of a set and answer the...