## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### How to Teach Mean, Median, Mode, and Range in Middle School

Teaching middle schoolers how to find the mean, median, mode, and range is an important part of building their math skills. I’ve found that it’s

### Round Up of Interactive Middle School Math Games

In my classroom, I love finding ways to make math more engaging. One of my favorite strategies is incorporating games and hands-on activities. Our middle

### How to Tackle Math Anxiety Experienced by Our Students

Let’s talk about something many of us have experienced but might not always know how to tackle: math anxiety. It’s more common than some may

### 7 Ways to Practice Multiplication Facts in Middle School

One thing I quickly noticed when I started teaching was that my students arrived with varying levels of readiness. Some were ready to rock and

### Effective Note-Taking Strategies to Use in the Math Classroom

There’s been a shift towards making note-taking more interactive by moving away from those endless pages of notes. I’m thrilled about this change because traditional

### Using Number Lines in Math Class with Middle Schoolers

I’m a huge fan of giving our students the right tools they need to succeed. I believe they’re never too old to use them! When

### Doodle Wheel Organizers: Everything You Need to Know

One of my favorite resources to use in my classroom is doodle wheel organizers. I’ve discovered many fun and effective ways to incorporate these wheel

### Tips and Activities to Teach How to Combine Like Terms

I love teaching students how to combine like terms. Why? Because combining like terms is one of those math skills that makes the rest of

### New Middle School Teacher Guide to the First Days of School

When I first started my teaching career, I felt a loss at what to do with the first weeks of school. I had ideas and

### Enhance Learning With Fall Activities for Middle School Students

I love to call the beginning of fall the sweet spot of that first quarter of school. At that point, you and your students have

### Middle School Icebreakers for the Start of the School Year

The first week of the school year at the middle school level is always fascinating to witness. I’m busy trying to learn all of my

### Probability Games and Activities for the Middle School Classroom

One of the trickiest math concepts I remember learning growing up was probability. Now, as a teacher, I find it just as tricky to teach.

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!