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. 4, December

A Solid View of the World
Student Activity Goals * Students will design features on a two-dimensional net to identify parts of the three-dimensional figure. * Students will identify the faces of the given shapes. * Students will design nets for the shapes. * Students...
Geometry Game
Geometry is a very important part of the elementary school curriculum. NCTM's Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics (1989) indicates that geometry helps us represent and describe in an orderly manner the world in which we live. Children...
Grade-Number Themes for High-Profile Math
Many recent professional sources urge us to teach by integrating themes across the curriculum (February 1993 Arithmetic Teacher, entire issue; October 1991 Educational Leadership, entire issue; NCTM 1989). We are also encouraged by our own positive experiences....
I Do and I Understand, I Reflect and I Improve
Students' writing tells us more than viewing single answers on worksheets "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." In my college methods course on teaching and learning mathematics, my goal is to prepare prospective elementary...
Integrating Calculators: How Far Have We Come?
The mathematics education community has been recommending the integration of calculators into mathematics curriculum and instruction for nearly twenty years. One early statement appeared in the National Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education (NACOME)...
Seasonal Crafts: Discovering Mathematical Relationships and Solving Mathematical Problems
The goal of the math program is to enable children to use math through exploration, discovery and solving meaningful problems. (Bredekamp 1987, 71) Every season poses a challenge for teachers as they select and implement craft activities. The image...
Setting the World on End
Student Activity Goals * Students will design nets for familiar three-dimensional figures. * Students will estimate the amount of paper needed to construct each figure on the basis of the nets they have designed. * Students will decide which...
Student-Authored Minimath
First-grade children at Kingsley Elementary School in Naperville, Illinois, frequently arrive at school with shouts of "Minimath! Minimath! Who's the author today? Can we begin now?" Minimath is a written daily review of mathematics problems that Naperville...