### Math Units: Innovative 6th Grade Curriculum for Teachers

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### 6th Grade Math: Mastering Through the Magic of Math Doodle Wheels

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

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### The Best Ways to Teach Multiplying Decimals

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

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### Algebraic Equations Activity: I Have, Who Has

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### Teaching Properties of Multiplication and Addition

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### Engaging Fraction Games and Activities

Upper Elementary and Middle School Fraction Practice Ready for some engaging fraction games and activities to help upper elementary and middle school math students master

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

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

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

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

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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!