About Teaching Children Mathematics

  • Welcome to Teaching Children Mathematics

    Teaching Children Mathematics (TCM) is an official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is intended as a resource for elementary school students, teachers, and teacher educators. The focus of the journal is on intuitive, exploratory investigations that use informal reasoning to help students develop a strong conceptual basis that leads to greater mathematical abstraction. The journal's articles have won numerous awards, including honors from the Society of National Association Publications.

    TCM is published nine times a year, monthly August through May, with a combined December/January issue. School journals are published at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. 

    The publications of the Council present a variety of viewpoints. The views expressed or implied in this publication, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official positions of the Council.


    TCM is just one of the many benefits of NCTM membership. Besides being a member of an organization leading the way to improving mathematics education, you receive subscriptions to award-winning publications, discounts on educational materials and conferences, and special rates on life insurance. Start enjoying these benefits today; join online.

    Editorial Panel

    The TCM Editorial Panel chooses content, reviews manuscripts, supervises department editors, and continually seeks feedback from readers. Current panel members are:

    Jane M. Wilburne
    Penn State Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Chair
    Cathy Martin
    Denver Public Schools, Colorado, Board of Directors Liaison
    Zachary Champagne
    Florida State University, Tallahassee
    Corey Drake
    Michigan State University
    Megan Holmstrom
    American School of Dubai
    Mindy Kalchman
    DePaul University, Chicago
    Juli Lenzotti
    Denver Public Schools, Colorado
    Susie Katt Lincoln Public Schools, Nebraska
    Maureen Neumann
    University of Vermont, Burlington
    Cathery Yeh
    California State University, Fullerton
    Elizabeth M. Skipper Journal Editor and Staff Liaison, NCTM, Reston, Virginia  

    Headquarters Journal Staff

    The staff edits manuscripts, coordinates peer review of manuscripts, and manages the production, printing, and mailing of the journals each month.

    Ken Krehbiel Associate Executive Director for Communications
    Tara Slesar Journal Editor, MT
    Elizabeth M. Skipper Journal Editor, TCM
    Pamela Tilson        Senior Copy Editor, MTMS
    Luanne M. Flom Copy Editor, TCM
    Sheila J. Barker Review Services Assistant
    Christine A. Noddin Publications Assistant

    Acceptance Rate and Circulation Rates

    Teaching Children Mathematics acceptance rate for feature articles, which is calculated by

             accepted / (accepted + rejected)

    each volume year, is 12 percent. The calculation period is September 1 to August 31. Department submissions are not included in this rate. 

    Teaching Children's Mathematics current circulation is 23,382.