## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### Tips for Teaching Exponent Rules

Sometimes I wish learning was straightforward. But it seems that at all grade levels, no matter what you teach, there are exceptions to the general

### How to Teach Exponents in Middle School with Math Wheels

Teaching exponents is a personal highlight for me. However, I noticed that my middle school students struggled to grasp the concept. I turned to my

### Conquering the Fraction Division Challenge

I love it when my students struggle! OK – before you think I am a cold-hearted teacher I’m not talking about that kind of struggle.

### How to Teach 6th Graders Algebraic Expressions with Math Wheels

Teaching algebraic expressions to middle schoolers has been a journey. One thing that stood out was the jungle of vocabulary words. It’s easy for students

### How to Teach Area of Quadrilaterals and Triangles in the Upper Elementary Classroom

Are your students finding themselves in a maze of confusion when trying to find the area of quadrilaterals and triangles? I’ve got an exciting and

### Teaching the Types of Triangles with Math Wheel Magic!

Have you noticed how triangles can be a bit of a math maze for our students? I mean, equilateral, isosceles, scalene – it’s like they’ve

### Tips for Teaching Ratios and Rates in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Math

Are your students hitting a bit of a roadblock when it comes to wrapping their heads around ratios and rates? Need a fun and colorful

### Grammar Instruction: the Potential of ELA Wheels / Doodle Notes

Grammar instruction is a crucial part of language learning. Let’s be honest, it can be a bit of a struggle for many students. Those grammar

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

Do you know what one of the most dreadful parts of teaching is? Opening your lesson plan book to plan for the week, month, or

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

Teaching 6th grade can be amazing, but it can also be stressful to figure out how to engage 6th graders in their learning. The “too

### 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

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!