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. 6, February

Books + Manipulatives + Families = a Mathematics Lending Library
What do Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday (Viorst 1978), Theodoric's Rainbow (Kramer 1995), and Grandfather Tang's Story (Tompert 1990) have in common? They are all newly acquired books in the Price Laboratory Elementary Mathematics Lending...
Doing Mathematics with Your Child
Parents have the wonderful opportunity and responsibility to nurture children. This nurturing process takes place in several areas of development: physical, emotional, and intellectual. Although parents have little trouble taking time to read a story...
In the Comfort of Their Own Homes: Engaging Families in Mathematics
Is an effective way available to engage parents in mathematics activities with their children, help them reinforce concepts introduced in class, give them an opportunity to communicate regularly with teachers, and make them aware of the need for reform...
Learning to Listen: Lessons from a Mathematics Seminar for Parents
It is 6:00 on a Thursday evening. Twenty parents leave their children behind to finish dinner, to take baths, and to be read to by someone else. They then head off to school for another in a series of eight three-hour sessions on mathematics. Class does...
Networking to Make a Parent Project a Dream Come True
In my job as program specialist for elementary mathematics for Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida, the opportunities to network with colleagues, representatives of business and industry, members of the mathematics community, and community...
Parents as Math Partners: A Successful Urban Story
The student population of my second-grade, self-contained, urban classroom is unusual. My class contains thirteen boys and nine girls. All but one child are below the minimum income level set up by the state of Ohio and qualify for a federally funded...
Parents as Partners: Supporting Children's Mathematics Learning Prior to School
Supporting Children's Mathematics Learning Prior to School A focus on the "crucial role that families, communities, and business and industry have" in "promoting children's mathematics learning at the pre-K-6 levels" (NCTM 1996, 447) allows us to examine...
Parents, Board Games, and Mathematical Learning
Timothy went to half-day kindergarten while his big brother, Ian, attended first grade. Timothy and I had three hours together, and inevitably we would play Monopoly. Timothy loved the game: all the little pieces and properties; colored money; dice;...
Parents, Portfolios, and Personal Mathematics
From the standpoint of the child, the great waste in the school comes from his inability to utilize the experiences he gets outside the school in any complete and free way within the school itself; while, on the other hand, he is unable to apply in daily...
Picture This
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...
School-Family Partnerships: Parents, Children, and Teachers Benefit!
The advent of the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 1989) dramatically altered mathematics education. Like teachers, parents are coming to terms with shifting expectations and methods of instruction. Communicating with...
What's All the Fuss about Involving Parents in Mathematics Education?
Recent reform recommendations for education have become more inclusive as they call for parents, families, and the community at large to become involved in efforts to improve schools (e.g., National Parent-Teacher Association [1994]; U. S. Department...