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### Math Task Cards With a Twist – Print and Digital Truth or Dare!

Truth or Dare Game: Math Task Card Game to Provide Self-Differentiation and Promote Discussion If you’re like me (and so many other teachers), you know

### Teaching Fraction, Decimal, Percent Conversions Math Wheel

What approach do you use for  teaching fraction, decimal, percent conversions? I’ve found that one of the best ways to teach these concepts is to

### Playing The Factor Game in Middle School Math

Finding The Factor Game Again! I was looking through my middle school math folders on my computer, and came across a document called “The Factor

### Integers Fold it Up Freebie

Integers Fold it Up for Your Interactive Notebooks    Will you be teaching about integers in your middle school math class soon? If so, this

### WHY NOT the Butterfly Method When Adding and Subtracting Fractions?

The “butterfly method” for comparing, adding, and subtracting fractions – WHY are teachers teaching this?  Although it seems like a fun, easy way to add

### Using the Ladder Method in Middle School Math, for GCF, LCM, Factoring

Do you use the ladder method in middle school or elementary math, to find GCF, LCM, or for any other math concepts? If you haven’t

### Include More Daily Math Review in Middle School

Use the Date for Daily Math Review and Math Thinking in Middle and Upper Elementary Classes

### Teaching Slope

Discovering Slope in 6th grade Math I’ve never had the opportunity to teach in 6th grade slope before this year. This year is a first

### Trying to Make Triangles

Exploring Triangle Inequality Theorem Do your 6th grade math students understand the Triangle Inequality Theorem? Do they know what that is? Mine did not, and

### 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

### 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

### 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

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!