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. 10, No. 8, April

FUNdamentallyMATH: 1 + 1 through Algebra
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Just a Second
Problem Have you ever been asked to wait for "just a second" as your mom, teacher, or doctor worked with somebody else? Have you ever noticed that sometimes that "second" seems like a very long time as you patiently wait for your turn? How long...
Lessons Learned from Students about Assessment and Instruction
"Joey, can you tell me what you were thinking when you were looking at the diagram?" "It looks like the keel of a boat." There comes a moment in every teacher's experience when you ask a student a question and his or her answer is not what you...
Mathematics Everywhere, Every Time
"I'm first today!" "Then I want to be second. You gotta be third, Joon." Most teachers agree that they should use routines such as "lining up" and traditional objects such as blocks for learning. Realizing the full potential in such daily opportunities,...
On Time with Arthur
The fifteen children in my second-grade class cannot keep their eyes off the screen as they watch an Arthur video. They are completely entranced as they listen to an Arthur book read aloud. Arthur books fly off the shelf during silent reading time....
Responses to the Shape Search Problem
The problem appearing in the April 2003 "Problem Solvers" section was stated as follows: Tiffany is creating different shapes on her geoboard at one of the mathematics centers in Mr. Sandoval's room. After a few minutes, she shares her shape with...
Spring Fever
The "Math by the Month" activities are designed to engage students to think like mathematicians. The activities allow for students to work individually or in small groups, or they may be used as problems of the week. No solutions are suggested so that...
The Mathematical Candy Store: Weight Matters
This department features children's hands-on and minds-on explorations in mathematics and presents teachers with open-ended investigations to enhance mathematics instruction. These tasks invoke problem solving and reasoning, require communication skills,...
Using the Internet: Are Prospective Elementary Teachers Prepared to Teach with Technology?
The 1998 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) survey on technology use in teacher education reported that one computer exists for every five students in K-12 schools in the United States. To be ready to enter these technological...