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. 1, September

A Fourth-Grade Family Math Night
(September entry) Our fourth graders arrived this year full of excitement about mathematics. We hope that we can "dust ourselves off" arid once again keep the subject alive and interesting for them. To develop mathematical power in all students, our...
Assessing Mathematical Learning
Assessment information is collected for a variety of purposes--assignment of grades, decisions about promotion, diagnosis and remediation, evaluation of the instructional program or curriculum--or because it is mandated at some administrative level....
Developing Spatial Abilities in the Early Grades
Most, if not all, geometry learned in the early years should be conceptual in nature, state Hiebert and Lindquist in Mathematics for the Young Child (1990). The authors point out that students need the opportunity to develop spatial sense, and they...
Mathematics in the Slow Lane: Taking the Scenic Route
An old Woody Allen joke involves the comedian's boasting to an acquaintance about reading War and Peace in a single night after taking a speed-reading course. "That's great," responds his friend, "What was it about?" "Russia," comes the reply. ...
Mathematics Is Something Good!
It was the second week of a new school year, and my second-grade students were working together in pairs. They talked quietly as they arranged and counted interlocking cubes, buttons, plastic disks, counting bears, color tiles, and base-ten units,...
Planting Mathematics in the Classroom
Each year, when the classroom is being readied for a new group of four- or five-year-olds, that same rush of excitement occurs. The questions march relentlessly through the mind as to offering this year's group some new experiences that were not thought...
Selling and Buying Reform: If We Build It, Will They Come?
The original title of the talk on which this article is based was "Mathematics Reform: Field of Dreams or Waiting for Godot?" Tn the film, Ray Kinsella's "field of dreams" brings thousands of people. He built it and they came. In Waiting for Godot,...