## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### 7 Ways to Practice Multiplication Facts in Middle School

One thing I quickly noticed when I started teaching was that my students arrived with varying levels of readiness. Some were ready to rock and

### Effective Note-Taking Strategies to Use in the Math Classroom

There’s been a shift towards making note-taking more interactive by moving away from those endless pages of notes. I’m thrilled about this change because traditional

You know I love using math wheels as a tool in my classroom. And. . . I’ve gotten great feedback from lots of you about

### Master 3rd Grade Math Concepts and More With Math Wheels

As students enter third grade, they make a transition that includes learning how to learn. They are no longer considered “primary” students and the rigor

### How To Tell If Executive Function Skills Impact Math Performance

Throughout my years of teaching, especially in math, I’ve seen my share of students struggling. We want our students to be challenged but within reason.

### How to Help Easily Distracted Students by Using Math Wheels

As a teacher, you already know just how fast-paced the curriculum is. The demands placed on teachers and students seem to grow every year. With

### 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

### Behavior Management Tips for the Last Few Months of the School Year

I can spot it on the horizon! Yep, the end of the school year is just around the bend. We’re almost there! But before we

### How to Teach Test-Taking Strategies to Middle Schoolers

Ever felt like you’ve crammed for a test only to freeze up when it’s time actually to take it? It’s like, your brain’s on vacation

### 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

### 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

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!