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. 3, No. 1, September

A Tale of Two Stories
The "Investigations" department recognizes the importance of children's exploring hands-on and minds-on mathematics and, therefore, presents teachers with open-ended explorations to enhance mathematical instruction. These meaningful tasks are designed...
Building Bridges of Mathematical Understanding for All Children
The remarks published here have been adapted from the Presidential Address at the 74th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in San Diego, California, 26 April 1996. The theme "Building Bridges of Understanding" is especially...
Counting on Company Row
Children's literature generates many opportunities for contextual problem solving. Some problems arising from the literature clarify mathematical understandings, but reasoning about a mathematical problem embedded in a story passage can also enhance...
Getting Acquainted
These activities are designed to appeal directly students, giving them open-ended questions to engage their intellect through interests. Students may work on the activities individually, in pairs, or in small groups. No solutions are given for the activities...
Math Workshop
Math Workshop offers a variety of games and activities for students ages 6-12. These activities are designed to motivate students to exercise their mathematical skills and to solve challenging problems. Although individual students may use the software,...
Peer Tutoring with Mathematics Manipulatives: A Practical Guide
Are you looking for a teaching method that enhances mathematical communication, develops self-awareness, builds mathematical confidence, and improves interrelationships among students, as recommended by the NCTM's Professional Standards for Teaching...
Tabletop Jr
Tabletop Jr. is a program for exploring data, graphics, and logic. Designed for students in grades K-6, it can be used by individuals, small groups, or entire classes. To begin exploring in Tabletop Jr., the user opens a "construction panel," from which...
Understanding Children's Reasoning
Each day, teachers make many instructional decisions on the spur of the moment. These decisions typically are in response to what children are doing or to what teachers believe children are thinking. Observing children works well as a way of knowing...