NCTM call for manuscripts on STEM

Thirteenth-century empiricist Roger Bacon called mathematics "the door and key to the sciences." How can we, as teachers, engage our students and motivate them to find the key and open that door by making connections in the sciences through mathematics? Are you a teacher who fosters the development of your students’ ability to recognize and apply mathematics in other subject areas as well as in daily life? Do you use activities in your classroom that connect mathematics to the world children live in, helping them see that math is all around them?

The Teaching Children Mathematics Editorial Panel is launching a department called iSTEM: Integrating Science, Technology, and Engineering into the Mathematics Classroom. The Panel invites you to share ideas and activities you use in your K–grade 6 classroom to stimulate student interest in STEM fields. We encourage articles that offer exemplary classroom-tested ideas and insight into integrating math into the STEM curriculum.

Manuscripts that include photographs and samples of student work or dialogue are especially encouraged. Fully developed articles should be about 1000–1200 words. Send submissions to this call for manuscripts to the TCM Editorial Panel by accessing Find detailed information about TCM’s departments; tips for preparing manuscripts for publication; and guidelines on how to include photographs, video clips, and files, along with other resources at

Wendy Smith in the CSMCE will help anyone who wants to write an article, so just bring her your ideas and she'll help you submit it.