## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### 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

### Five Resources for Middle School Math Teachers

Teaching Middle School Math​ Teaching math isn’t easy, but with the right resources, it’s much easier to connect with your students and improve your teaching

### The Best Things About Teaching Middle School

Teaching Middle School Sometimes, when I tell people that I love teaching middle school, they look at me like I’ve grown several new heads. They

### The Big Issues Facing Math Teachers

Teaching Challenges for Math Teachers All teachers have to face a variety of challenges every day. But I’ve discovered that math teachers face a few

### The Art of Managing Middle School

I taught elementary school for 12 years before moving to the middle school to teach 6th grade. While many 6th graders come to the

### 7 Amazing Homeschool Math Games

Whether you’re in a homeschool setting or a traditional classroom setting, you’re probably always on the lookout for great math games and activities. There are

### Combining Concepts with Brain Teasers

​When teaching math, I’ve always found that making it fun helps students better remember various concepts. This idea led me to start using brain teasers

### Decimal Operations Practice With Number Puzzles

How much do your students love working with decimals and decimal operations? Sometimes remembering decimal operations ‘rules’ can be difficult. But, practicing with math puzzles

### Free Area and Perimeter Footloose

Area and Perimeter Activities Sometimes middle school math students have difficulty remembering how to find area versus how to find perimeter, so I’ve tried to

### Percent of a Number Math Wheel

Teaching Percent of a Number in Middle School Math What method do you use for teaching percent of a number concepts in middle school math?

### Fraction War: A Fraction Card Game Your Students Will Love

Easy-prep Fraction Card Game to Practice Comparing Fractions Some students finally got to play ‘Fraction War’ today! This is an easy-prep, easy-to-play fraction card game

### 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

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!