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

Once spring break hits, it’s a downhill race to summer. However, we have some obstacles on the road to our final destination. One of those

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

Do you need an engaging algebraic equations activity to help your middle school math students practice solving one-step equations? Your students will love using the

### Teaching Properties of Multiplication and Addition

Properties of multiplication and addition – how well do your middle school math students understand these? My students often confused the Commutative and Associative properties…..do

### 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

An Index of Fraction Content Posts Are you teaching fraction operations in middle school (or reteaching fraction concepts when they pop up in middle school?)

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

GCF (greatest common factor) and spending ‘too much time’ on math topics. These are the middle school math ideas I’m thinking about today. There were

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

Teaching Fractions Series, Week 4: Finding Equivalent Fractions   We talked a little bit about equivalent fractions in the Week 2, modeling post, with

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

Welcome to this blog series about teaching fractions in middle school! For the next several weeks, we’ll be looking at various aspects of teaching fractions:

### Translating Words into Algebraic Expressions

Algebraic Expressions in 6th Grade Math Translating between words and math in 6th grade – sometimes this can be easy, but some phrases can definitely

### 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

### 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

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!