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Adding and Subtracting Decimals

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

Pi Day Activities for Middle School

Pi Day Ideas for Middle School Math March 14, also known as Pi Day, is always celebrated in so many ways!Do you have exciting plans

Using Doodle Wheel Graphic Organizers for Math and ELA

Note-Taking in Upper Elementary and Middle School How much do your math and ELA students love taking notes?! What’s your favorite method for taking notes

Digital Color by Number Activities for Middle School

Two Types of Digital Color by Number Activities Remote Learning Activities There are so many distance learning activities available for your upper elementary and middle

Teaching Divisibility Rules in Middle School Math

Teaching Divisibility Rules Do you teach divisibility rules in your middle school math classes? I’ve always enjoyed teaching divisibility rules, and my 6th grade math

Distance Learning Math Resources: Include Those Color by Number Activities

Color by number math activities and distance learning? You bet!Digital color by numbers? Not my first choice:-) I like the paper and pencil color by

Decimal Operations Math Problem Solving

What’s your favorite type of math activity to have your middle school math students work on? For me, it’s almost always been math problem solving.

Playing Algebraic Equations Bingo in Middle School Math

Bingo – an oldie but goodie, especially when paired with solving algebraic equations! This post is  from my old blog (and adjusted some:-), sharing how

Getting to Know You Activities for Middle School Math

Six Back to School Activities for Middle School  Always looking for new getting to know you activities for your middle school math classes? Me too!

Using Spiral Math Daily Review in Middle School Math

How can daily spiral math review help your students? Before we answer that question, let’s think about a few other questions: How  do you help your

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

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!