## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### Decimal Matching, Comparing, and Ordering Activity

Could you use a quick decimal activity to help your upper elementary or middle school math students practice identifying decimals in standard and word forms?

### Elementary and Middle School Task Card Review Activity for Any Subject: Footloose

I’m sure you use a variety of task card activities and review activities in your elementary or middle school classroom, but have you ever used

### Fun Middle School Fraction Activity: Fraction Krypto

Have you played the math game, Krypto? This fraction activity is fantastic for problem solving, reasoning, and practicing fraction operations skills. I think your students

### Five Strategies for Test Prep for Middle School Math

For most middle school math teachers, standardized testing time is probably NOT a favorite time of year. And the test prep weeks leading up to

### Finding the Least Common Denominator with the Ladder Method

Finding the Least Common Denominator with the Ladder Method I recently asked this question on Instagram: “What’s the most challenging math topic to teach/most difficult

### Tips for Teaching Multiple Subjects in Middle School

Are you one of the lucky ones? You know, the ones teaching multiple subjects in middle school….like math AND language arts. Or math AND language

### 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

### Six Quick and Easy Winter Activities for Middle School Math

You’ve only got a week or so with your middle school math students before the winter break begins….and schedule changes mean you’ll miss a couple

### Making Math Homework Work!

5 Tips to Help Middle School Math Students The math homework dilemma – to give or not to give (IF you have the option in

### Casting Out Nines

A Fun Way to Check Multiplication Problems How often have you gone to a conference and been super excited by what a speaker shared? Has

### Engaging Fall Activities for Middle School

Fall Activities Found! Middle school students still like those fun seasonal activities:-) Many years ago (I have no idea how many) I used a graph

### Making the Most of Your 40-Minute Math Class

Using Your Time Efficiently for an Effective Math Class Having the perfectly-run, efficient and effective math class….that’s been my goal, year after year. Somehow, in

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!