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About 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. Annual Classified Indexes are available online.

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:

Wendy Bray University of Central Florida, Orlando, Chair 
Lisa Englard Aventura City of Excellence School, Aventura, Florida
Ralph Connelly Ontario, Canada
Pamela Gruzynski Bloomingdale District 13, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Drew Polly University of North Carolina, Charlotte; Digital Liaison 
Cathy Martin     Denver Public Schools, Colorado, Board of Directors Liaison 
Jane M. Wilburn     Penn State Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Kate Kline          Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Andy Tyminski Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
Lynn McGarvey University of Alberta, Canada
Elizabeth M. Skipper NCTM, Reston, Virginia; Staff Liaison 

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
Joanne Hodges Director of Publications
Pamela A. Grainger Senior Copy Editor
Tara Slesar Journal Editor
Elizabeth M. Skipper Journal Editor
Rick Anderson    Journal Editor
Luanne M. Flom Copy Editor
Gretchen Smith Mui Copy Editor
Sheila J. Barker Review Services Assistant
Christine A. Noddin Publications Assistant

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