## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### 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.

### Teaching Podcast To Inspire and Empower Educators

Some days, it feels like I’m on a perpetual sprint, racing from one thing to another. I have music playlists, and I sing to my

### Making Math Homework Work!

5 Tips to Help Middle School Math Students The math homework dilemma â€“ to give or not to give (IF you have the option in

### Engaging Fall Activities for Middle School

Fall Activities Found! Middle school students still like those fun seasonal activities:-) Many years ago (I have no idea how many) I used a graph

### Making the Most of Your 40-Minute Math Class

Using Your Time Efficiently for an Effective Math Class Having the perfectly-run, efficient and effective math class….that’s been my goal, year after year. Somehow, in

### Math Centers in Middle School

Making Math Stations Work in 40-Minute Class Periods I taught elementary school for 12 years and I loved my math centers (or math stations, as

### Exploring Surface Area in 6th Grade Math

Surface area is a such a fun topic to explore in the middle school math classroom! To really understand what surface area means, students need

### Teaching Box-and-Whisker Plots

Teaching Box-and-Whisker Plots in 6th Grade Math Box-and-whisker plots are a brand new concept for my 6th-grade math students, and when 6th graders are first

### Practice Math Facts with Ping Pong!

Have you ever thought about how the game of ping pong helps kids practice math facts? I’m guessing the answer to that is “no” –

### Five Must Have SkillsÂ for Middle School Teachers

What are a few skills middle school teachers need to have? The first skill many people think of is the ability to work well with

### Beach Ball Math Activities in Middle School

Beach Ball FUN Math Review Activities Lots of teachers use beach balls for fun math in middle school and elementary classrooms, but I haven’t used

### How Does Coloring in Math Class Help Improve Math Skills?

Why Are We Coloring in Math Class? Today, as my 6th grade students were working on a color by number in math class (which I

Welcome to Cognitive Cardio Math! Iâ€™m Ellie, a wife, mom, grandma, and dog â€˜mom,â€™ and Iâ€™ve spent just about my whole life in school! With nearly 30 years in education, I’ve taught:

• All subject areas in 4thÂ and 5thÂ 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!