About Teaching Children Mathematics

  • Welcome to Teaching Children Mathematics

    Teaching Children Mathematics (TCM) is no longer accepting manuscripts for publication. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics launched a new practitioner journal, Mathematics Teacher: Learning & Teaching PK–12 (MTLT), in January 2020. MTLT replaces three NCTM practitioner journals: Teaching Children Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, and Mathematics Teacher. The new journal reflects the current practices of mathematics education and maintains a knowledge base of practice and policy in looking at the future of the field. Content of peer-reviewed and invited articles is aimed at the grades from preschool through 12.

    NCTM publications have always presented a variety of viewpoints. The views expressed or implied in all publications, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official positions of the Council.

    The MTLT Editorial Board is interested in considering your manuscripts for publication. To access tutorials and tips and to submit a manuscript, go to https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/mtltpk12.

    The Archives

    TCM made its debut in 1994, when The Arithmetic Teacher ended its 40-year run. Intended as a resource for elementary school students, teachers, and teacher educators, the focus of TCM was on intuitive, exploratory investigations that used informal reasoning to help students develop a strong conceptual basis leading to greater mathematical abstraction. In its 25-year history, the journal's articles won numerous awards, including honors from the Society of National Association Publications.

    To access TCM issues from January 1994 through May 2019 (as well as issues of The Arithmetic Teacher back to 1954), click on the “All Issues” tab or on Teaching-Children-Mathematics.