## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### Math Wheels: Ultimate Companion For Math Notes in 4th Grade

When I was a student, many of my notes were written out by hand or fill-in-the-blank. My mind would wander a little when taking notes,

### How to Make End of Year Math Activities Unforgettable

You are almost at the finish line! The school year is winding down and you’ve got check marks next to all those standards you were

### How To Do Order Of Operations: An Extensive Guide For Teachers

As a math teacher, some concepts are easier to teach than others. Teaching students how to do order of operations is one of those concepts

### Preventing the Summer Slide: How to Keep Middle School Students Sharp in Math

Summer break can be an excellent opportunity for middle school students to rest and recharge. However, it can also lead to a phenomenon known as

### The Best Ways to Teach Multiplying Decimals

Math can be really intimidating for learners at all levels. Intimidation often leads to mental roadblocks, and those mental roadblocks lead to math amnesia and

### Can Big Kids Love Color by Number Math Activities?

As teachers, I think we all have a common goal: make learning fun so that our students are engaged in the work and enjoy the

### The Ultimate Guide to End of Year Test Prep for Middle School Math

Once spring break hits, it’s a downhill race to summer. However, we have some obstacles on the road to our final destination. One of those

### Middle School Math Task Cards – A Powerful Tool For Active Learning

Keeping middle school students engaged in learning just might be one of the million-dollar questions from middle school teachers everywhere! If you are feeling the

### Teaching Fractions with the Ultimate Fraction Toolkit

“When are we ever going to use this in real life?” Don’t we all love this inevitable question during math class? Basically, it’s the math

Today, I’ve got five math lessons to help you ace your upper elementary or middle school teacher observation! Before we get into these math lessons,

### 9 Quick and Easy Valentine’s Day Math Activities

Do you need a few engaging and easy-prep Valentine’s Day math activities? I’ve got 9 ideas for you! I don’t usually do holiday activities unless

### Five Reasons to Use Mixed Math Practice

Do you use mixed math practice regularly in your math classes?  I know time is of the essence in trying to get through all 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!