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. 5, January

A Book, a Bed, a Bag: Interactive Homework for "10"!
Is it possible to make learning the concept of "ten" meaningful? These kindergarten children did it! At morning meetings for several days, the children read, sang, clapped, and dramatized the book There Were Ten in the Bed. Playing with 10 in this way...
A Different Angle for Integrating Mathematics
Quality children's literature has become an important vehicle for integrating learning experiences in the primary grades. This development has been especially true for the language arts, where integrated instruction within and between the separate disciplines...
Assessing Young Children's Mathematical Understandings
The mathematics education experienced by a young child in school is influenced by the nature of the child and by at least three other variables: the curriculum, the learning environment, and the means of assessment. When one of these variables is altered,...
Discover Time
Discover Time is a drill-and-practice program designed for students in grades 1-3. Students work in pairs with clock faces, digital clocks, time in words, and time in numbers. Teachers can set the program to tell time to the hour, half hour, or quarter...
Exploring Mathematics with Manipulatives - Level II
Exploring Mathematics with Manipulatives--Level II is innovative software designed to furnish on-screen manipulatives to help third- and fourth-grade students develop mathematical thinking and problem solving. It offers both structured and open environments...
Inside Out
Student Activity Goals * Students will identify the areas of polygons, particularly of triangles and quadrilaterals. * Students will make and identify as many squares and triangles as they can on the geoboard. * Students will find the areas...
Kid CAD: The Amazing 3-D Building Kit!
Kid CAD is a student's version of a CAD, or computer-aided design, program--in short, a three-dimensional-building kit. It allows students to create houses and their interiors, forts, skyscrapers, and so forth, from construction kits that include basic...
Making Your Point
Student Activity Goals * Students will make and identify three- and four-sided figures on the geoboard or dot paper. * Students will find areas of different triangles and quadrilaterals. * Students will explore the relationships between triangles...
Math Activities Using LogoWriter Series: Patterns and Designs
The Math Activities Using LogoWriter series includes three book-plus-software sets, each of which includes a single-user site license. The LogoWriter application is not included and is necessary for using the disk files. However, the activities vary...
Newspapers: Connecting the Mathematics Classroom to the World
"Students need to see when and how mathematics can be used, rather than be promised that someday they will use it" (NCTM 1989, 35). The newspaper, as a classroom resource, allows a perfect opportunity to reveal to students the role of mathematics in...
Problem Solving: Dealing with Data in the Elementary School
Standard 11 of the K-4 recommendations of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics's Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics and Standard 10 of the grades 5-8 portion of this document suggest that students be given opportunities...
Promoting Calculator Use in Elementary Classrooms
Paul is using a calculator," cries one of my fourth-grade-mathematics students, "That's cheating." This and other similar comments are often heard in my classroom at the beginning of the school year. Before students have had a chance to experience various...
Teacher as Architect of Mathematical Tasks
No other decision that teachers make has greater impact on students' opportunity to learn and on their perceptions about what mathematics is than the selection or creation of the tasks with which the teacher engages the students in studying mathematics....
The Cruncher
The Cruncher is an approachable spreadsheet suitable for grades 5 through 9. The package includes a set of tutorials along with some sample projects. Classroom teachers will use this software both as a learning environment for mathematics and as a tool...