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### 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

How to Teach Adding and Subtracting Decimals How do you teach adding and subtracting decimals in upper elementary or middle school math? In 6th grade

### Daily Language Review for 6th Grade

With a Peer Teaching Component An Alternative to Daily Oral Language I’m really excited to share my version of daily language review! I’ve used this

### How to Grade Papers More Quickly

Six Tips to Make the Grading Process Faster Grading Papers Quickly and Efficiently How often have you wished you could just snap your fingers and

### Middle School Classroom Routines to End Class

End of Class Routines What are your classroom routines to end class in middle school? ​Do you have specific routines? A few weeks ago I

### Graphing Linear Functions in 6th Grade Math

Graphing Functions Practice with Footloose Task Cards (free download)  This Graphing Linear Functions post is from my old blog, written in May, 2015, but updated

### Pi Day Activities for Middle School

Pi Day Ideas for Middle School Math March 14, also known as Pi Day, is always celebrated in so many ways!Do you have exciting plans

### Middle School Classroom Routines to Begin Class

Beginning of Class Routines What do the classroom routines to begin class look like in your middle school classes?   Do your students enter the

### Fun Math Activities for Middle School

​What Makes Math Fun? “Math is boring.” “I wish math were more fun.” Do you ever hear comments like this from students? Did you feel

### Using Doodle Wheel Graphic Organizers for Math and ELA

Note-Taking in Upper Elementary and Middle School How much do your math and ELA students love taking notes?! What’s your favorite method for taking notes

### Digital Color by Number Activities for Middle School

Two Types of Digital Color by Number Activities Remote Learning Activities There are so many distance learning activities available for your upper elementary and middle

### Three Ways to Use Prime Factorization in Middle School Math

Loving Prime FactorizationIs it weird that I love using prime factorization?? Every year of teaching math, I have come to appreciate it more and

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!