## Learn about math wheels!

### Systems for Student Success

Goals or systems? Do you set goals with your students at the beginning of the school year (or semester, or quarter)….or do you think about

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### Word Wheel Challenge: A Middle School Game

An Engaging Word Game for ANY Subject I love to play thinking games with middle school students, don’t you? (Especially when they don’t really view

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### Probability Lesson for Middle School Math

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK ​ Have you tried this Mathline​ probability lesson? If not, you may want to give it a try – “Rock Around

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### Decimal Matching, Comparing, and Ordering Activity

Could you use a quick decimal activity to help your upper elementary or middle school math students practice identifying decimals in standard and word forms?

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### Elementary and Middle School Task Card Review Activity for Any Subject: Footloose

I’m sure you use a variety of task card activities and review activities in your elementary or middle school classroom, but have you ever used

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### Fraction Review Activity: Fraction Krypto

Have you played the math game, Krypto? This fraction activity is fantastic for problem solving, reasoning, and practicing fraction operations skills. I think your students

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### Five Strategies for Test Prep for Middle School Math

For most middle school math teachers, standardized testing time is probably NOT a favorite time of year.  And the test prep weeks leading up to

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### Help Your Middle School Math Students Find Least Common Denominator

For a ‘live’ explanation, check out the video below! Finding the Least Common Denominator with theLadder Method   Is ‘least common denominator’ your answer to this

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### Tips for Teaching Multiple Subjects in Middle School

Are you one of the lucky ones? You know, the ones teaching multiple subjects in middle school….like math AND language arts. Or math AND language

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### Help Middle School Math Students Improve Problem Solving Skills

TIPS TO DEVELOP PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS AND MATH COMMUNICATION Do your middle school math students need to improve their problem solving skills? Do they get

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### Six Quick and Easy Winter Activities for Middle School Math

You’ve only got a week or so with your middle school math students before the winter break begins….and schedule changes mean you’ll miss a couple

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### Making Math Homework Work!

5 Tips to Help Middle School Math Students The math homework dilemma – to give or not to give (IF you have the option in

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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!

If you’re looking for ideas and resources to help you teach math (and a little ELA), I can help you out!