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. 4, No. 9, May

Counting Squares
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 become an author: pose the problem, reflect on your students'...
Ethnomathematics and Multicultural Mathematics Education
For over a decade, teachers, administrators, elders, and other community members of the Yup'ik Eskimo villages in southwest Alaska have been planning ways to integrate traditional Yup'ik mathematics and science into the school curriculum, introducing...
Make New Lessons, but Keep the Old: One Is Silver, the Other Is Gold
Teachers are good examples of the truth that learning is a lifelong process. As a teacher educator, I am faced with the task of assisting teachers as they reflect on their classroom practices and look for methods and resources to improve their practices....
Math in Your World
What Is "Math by the Month"? "Math by the Month" is an opportunity for parents or other family members to work with children to help them enjoy mathematics. The activities are a collection of small and large questions, problems, and explorations. How...
Using Literature to Investigate Transformations
I am always looking for children's literature to make and enrich connections to the elementary school curriculum. In particular, books and stories that use mathematical problem solving not only engage children in the narrative but also give them opportunities...
Using Questions to Help Children Build Mathematical Power
Teacher: Which problem did you choose, Tina? And how did you do it? Tina: I did 35 minus 21. I just thought of 35 over 21, subtracted the 1 from the 5 and the 2 from the 3. The answer is 14. Teacher: Did anyone do it a different way? Dan? Dan: I said...