### Fractions and Fraction Operations for Upper Elementary and Middle School Math

An Index of Fraction Content Posts Are you teaching fraction operations in middle school (or reteaching fraction concepts when they pop up in middle school?)

### Quick and Easy Card Game for Adding Fractions

Students often need extra practice with adding fractions, especially when they aren’t technically learning about it any more. Those fractions pop up in so many

### Reviewing Fractions in Middle School Throughout the School Year

A Quick Way to Practice Fraction Concepts Any Time of Year ​I have a quick way for you to continually review various fraction concepts in

### How to Find GCF and Spending Time in Middle School Math

GCF (greatest common factor) and spending ‘too much time’ on math topics. These are the middle school math ideas I’m thinking about today. There were

### Teaching Fractions in Middle School Math: Finding Equivalent Fractions

Teaching Fractions Series, Week 4: Finding Equivalent Fractions   We talked a little bit about equivalent fractions in the Week 2, modeling post, with

### Fraction Benchmarks and Estimation

Teaching Fractions, Week 3: Fraction Benchmarks and Estimation In the fraction standards review part of last week’s fraction post, I briefly summarized the fraction skills

### Teaching Fractions in Middle School: Using Models

Reviewing the Standards and Teaching Fractions with Models Welcome to Week 2 of the teaching fractions series. Last week, we talked about basic meanings, a

### End of the School Year Activities

End of Year Activities for Upper Elementary and Middle School Are you approaching the end of the school year?   Does it feel like the

### Teaching Fractions in Middle School: Reviewing the Basics

Welcome to this blog series about teaching fractions in middle school! For the next several weeks, we’ll be looking at various aspects of teaching fractions:

### Using Mini Whiteboards in the Classroom

A few ways to use mini whiteboards and a great way to clean them!! Do you use mini whiteboards in your middle school classrooms? I

### Translating Words into Algebraic Expressions

Algebraic Expressions in 6th Grade Math Translating between words and math in 6th grade – sometimes this can be easy, but some phrases can definitely

### Creating Tessellations in Middle School Math

Great End of School Year Activity! This post was taken from my old blog and revised…with much more detail added:-) Originally posted in June of

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!