## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### How to Teach Real Life Math Problem Solving Activities

Growing up, I vividly recall a moment when a classmate questioned our teacher about the relevance of a math concept. You know the questions he

### 5 Ways to Practice Problem Solving Skills in Middle School

If you’ve been teaching or around middle schoolers very long then it will not surprise you to hear that their brains are still developing. I’m

### Decimal Operations Math Problem Solving

What’s your favorite type of math activity to have your middle school math students work on? For me, it’s almost always been math problem solving.

### Help Middle School Math Students Improve Problem Solving Skills

TIPS TO DEVELOP PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS AND MATH COMMUNICATION Do your middle school math students need to improve their problem solving skills? Do they get

### Problem Solving Math Wheels

Problem solving in math, or tackling word problems in math can be challenging for students, whether they’re in early elementary, upper elementary, middle school, or

### Teaching Math Problem Solving Strategies

Teaching Math Problem Solving Strategies in Middle School There are many math problem solving strategies out there and some are very beneficial to upper elementary

### Using Collaboration to Improve Math Problem Solving

This is a revised post about middle school math problem solving on my old blog, so the observation I refer to was quite a while

### Problem Solving Skills Practice with Problem of the Week

Problem Solving for Fast Finishers Problem solving is one of those areas that we, as math teachers, are always working on. Instead of teaching a

### Metric Conversions Free Problem Solving and Matching Activity

Metric Measurement Matching Game and FREE Problem Solving Activity The other day I shared the Metric Matching activity I used to help students work on their metric

### How to Teach Problem of the Week in Middle School Math

Do you ever find yourself wanting to shake things up with your math class warm-up? Well, that’s exactly where I found myself at one point

### Conquering the Fraction Division Challenge

I love it when my students struggle! OK – before you think I am a cold-hearted teacher I’m not talking about that kind of struggle.

### Math Sub Plans Survival Guide: Navigating Unplanned Classes

You stroll into a classroom, ready to tackle the day’s math class as a substitute teacher, only to find. . . nothing. There’s no lesson

Welcome to Cognitive Cardio Math! I’m Ellie, a wife, mom, grandma, and dog ‘mom,’ and I’ve spent just about my whole life in school! With nearly 30 years in education, I’ve taught:

• All subject areas in 4th and 5th grades
• Math, ELA, and science in 6th grade (middle school)

I’ve been creating resources for teachers since 2012 and have worked in the elearning industry for about five years as well!