## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### 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 Problems

When my 6th grade math students finish their math assessments and want to hand them in, I always ask, “Did you check your work?” Often

### 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

### How To Foster a Positive Math Mindset

Six Strategies to Foster a Positive Math Mindset How often have you started your year with students who have a negative math mindset? They say

### Hands-On Integer Activity Your Students Will Love

Fold it Up Interactive Notebook Integer Activity Will you be teaching about integers in your middle school math class soon? If so, this integer activity

### WHY NOT the Butterfly Method When Adding and Subtracting Fractions?

The “butterfly method” for comparing, adding, and subtracting fractions – WHY are teachers teaching this?  Although it seems like a fun, easy way to add

### Focus & Fun with the Array Game, Using Polyhedral Dice

Have you used the array game with your math students? It’s a great game for reviewing multiplication with a twist of critical thinking and problem

### Using the Ladder Method in Middle School Math, for GCF, LCM, Factoring

Do you use the ladder method in middle school or elementary math, to find GCF, LCM, or for any other math concepts? If you haven’t

### Include More Daily Math Review in Middle School

Use the Date for Daily Math Review and Math Thinking in Middle and Upper Elementary Classes

### Why I’m Not Teaching Decimal Operation Rules

Teaching Decimal Operation Rules There are rules for adding and subtracting decimals. There are rules for multiplying and dividing decimals. For years math teachers have

### Playing Exponent War: An Exponent Activity for 6th Grade Math

Encourage Math Discussion With This Exponent Activity for 6th Grade Math An Exponent Activity for 6th Grade or Middle School Math Class Are you looking

### 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

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!