Write for Teaching Children Mathematics
The TCM Editorial Panel invites manuscripts about using student work in classrooms and professional communities to Identify student progress toward learning goals; to plan to address individual student’s needs; and to prompt questioning to elicit, interpret, and respond to student thinking. The submission deadline is May 31, 2018.
Manuscript Length: No more than 1200 words
Integrating Science Technology Engineering in Mathematics is the venue for ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in grades K-6 classrooms.
What to Write
If you already have a topic in mind and are interested in sharing your ideas with TCM readers, this is what you need to know to increase the chance that the editorial panel will accept your manuscript for publication. When they review your manuscript, they use the following acceptance criteria:
What to Submit
Submit manuscripts via
http://tcm.msubmit.net using the following criteria:
Feature manuscripts should be about 2500 words, not including tables and figures. Only a reasonable number of tables and figures that are essential to understanding should be included. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in departments should follow the guidelines for the particular department. It may be that your ideas fall neatly into one of them. Most of the departments have an editor. If you have an idea you want to send in, check the submission instructions that accompany each department in the journal. Submitting copy for a department is an excellent way to begin your writing career.
What Happens Next
When the reviewers and the Editorial Panel review your manuscript, they will be using the following criteria:
1. Importance of Topic
2. Quality of the Ideas
3. Quality of the Writing
4. Extent of the contribution to a reader’s professional growth
Each manuscript is assigned three reviewers, each of whom are knowledgeable in the manuscript's subject area. The reviewers are given 4 weeks to review a manuscript and recommend that it be accepted, rejected, or revised. It is then sent to the Editorial Panel with the
reviewer's recommendation. The Editorial Panel is allowed an additional 4 weeks for final dispensation. Please note that everyone involved in this process is a volunteer so the timeline is a rule of thumb and could be longer or shorter.
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