### Probability Game for Middle School, "Remove One"

A Probability Lesson for Middle School Math Remove One is my favorite probability game and one of my all-time favorite math games! It’s a great

### Fraction, Decimal, Percent Fold it Up for Middle School Math

Fold it Up for Interactive Math Notebooks   Do your middle school math students have difficulty with their fraction, decimal, percent conversions? My 6th grade

### Partnering Cards Using Equivalent Expressions

Equivalent Expressions Practice As I was thinking about school today, I was thinking about one of our next topics: equivalent expressions, covered by the Common

### Using the Coordinate Plane

Last summer, I made this coordinate plane bulletin board for my 6th grade math classroom, with great intentions for its use….but…I didn’t use it as

### Interactive Math Notebooks in Middle School Math

Fold it Ups “Book” for 6th Grade Math I love using interactive notebooks in my 6th grade math class, and I feel so excited when

### Free Order of Operations Activity

Order of Operations Sequencing Activity for 5th and 6th Grade Math Are you looking for an easy, effective and FREE order of operations activity to

### First Day of Math Class Activity – Free Pentomino Exploration

Simple but Challenging Activity for the First Day of Math Class First Day of Math Class​ The first day of math class is an exciting

### Free Ratios, Equivalent Ratios, and Rates Fold it Up

Teaching Ratios in 6th Grade Math Get started with ratios, equivalent ratios, and rates using this ratios fold it up! ​ We pretested ratios, rates,

### Using Read Around Groups in Middle School ELA

Using Read Around Groups  Have you used ‘read around groups’ in your middle school ELA class?   Two years ago (I think it

### Metric Conversions Free Problem Solving and Matching Activity

Metric Measurement Matching Game and FREE Problem Solving Activity The other day I shared the Metric Matching activity I used to help students work on their metric

### Metric Conversions Activity for 5th and 6th Grades

​I’ve got a metric conversions matching activity for you to use with your upper elementary or middle school math students!   After measuring

### Classroom Routines During the First Week of School

Do you take a lot of time to teach your middle school classroom routines during the first week of the school year?  Every year before

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!