### Playing Fraction War: A Fraction Card Game for Upper Elementary and Middle School Math

Easy-prep Card Game to Practice Comparing Fractions This is a repost from 2013, transferred from my previous blog:-) Some students finally got to play ‘Fraction

### Using Collaborative Problem Solving in Middle School Math

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

### The Benefits of Self-Checking Math Work

Four Ways That Self-Correcting Math Work ​Can Benefit Students I have been teaching for more than 20 years. If you have been teaching for a

### Math Task Cards With a Twist – Print and Digital Truth or Dare!

Truth or Dare Game: Math Task Card Game to Provide Self-Differentiation and Promote Discussion If you’re like me (and so many other teachers), you know

### Teaching Fraction, Decimal, Percent Conversions Math Wheel

What approach do you use for  teaching fraction, decimal, percent conversions? I’ve found that one of the best ways to teach these concepts is to

### Rounding Decimals Math Wheel

Using Graphic Organizers in Math Class Taking Notes in Math Class What’s your favorite way to help students organize their math notes for rounding decimals

### Rumors and Exponential Growth

Discovering Exponential Growth in Middle School Math Need an exponential growth activity for your middle school math classes? Rumors is a great exponential growth lesson from

### Converting Fractions to Decimals Activity ~ Playing "Decimal Dice"

Challenging and Engaging Activity to Practice Fraction to Decimal Conversions Could your math students use a little extra practice with converting fractions to decimals? Do

### Help Students Learn to Manage Their Time

Time Management for Middle School Students Time management….it can be a challenge for adults, so it’s no wonder that students have difficulty! When middle school

### Memory Wheels – End of the School Year Activity

Memory Wheel Templates for a Favorite End of School Year Activity Memory Wheel templates are a low-prep, easy way to structure one of my favorite

### Helping Students Learn How to Check Math Work

Strategies for Students to Check Their Own Math Answers When my 6th grade math students finish their math assessments and want to hand them in,

### Playing The Factor Game in Middle School Math

Finding The Factor Game Again! I was looking through my middle school math folders on my computer, and came across a document called “The Factor

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!