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. 7, March

Bilingual Lessons in Early-Grades Geometry
The activities described here are creative, informal, intuitive geometry activities that stress higher-order thinking. The activities were completed by students in twenty-one bilingual classrooms in grades K-3 in a laboratory, hands-on setting. The written...
Crystal Rain Forest
Crystal Rain Forest is an innovative approach to teaching the Logo computer language and a variety of related problem-solving and mathematical competencies. Designed for ages 8-13, it is an ideal program for students to work on in small groups of two...
Developing Power in Linear Measurement
Watching young children build their understandings about such attributes of objects as weight and length is fascinating. As teachers, we have daily opportunities to see students developing power in linear measurement. Along with most teachers of young...
GraphPower
GraphPower offers students a computer environment to explore and create graphs. The program can be run by an individual or by groups of children as well as by a teacher in a whole-class setting. The software is designed to run on a Macintosh with System...
Insights for Teachers and Parents
Insights is designed to help teachers and parents interact with computers. A few of the programs can be used directly by the students, whereas the majority are designed to help teachers increase their efficiency and resourcefulness within the classroom....
Math Ace
Math Ace is primarily a tutorial package encompassing mathematical concepts ranging from basic facts through factoring polynomials. The program begins in a game setting. The object is to block computer viruses from exiting a circuit board. Included is...
MathKeys Series: Unlocking Whole Numbers and Unlocking Probability
The sample kit received for reviewing contained a small portion of the computer-software component, user's manuals, and videocassette. The complete MathKeys is intended as an entire curriculum for a school. Development and publication will continue through...
Project Party
Assessing a student's ability to use mathematics in solving problems should render information on the student's use of strategies for problem solving, as recommended by the NCTM's Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics (1989). Traditional...
Teaching Patterns, Relationships, and Multiplication as Worthwhile Mathematical Tasks
The teacher of mathematics should pose tasks that stimulate students to make connections and develop a coherent framework for mathematical ideas. (NCTM 1991, 25) The goal of presenting students with worthwhile tasks that enable them to make connections...
Threading Mathematics into Social Studies
The shared element of the patchwork quilt is the common thread that binds important social studies concepts and contextual mathematics in this month's integrated learning experiences based on quality children's literature. The featured literary selections...