Math Wheels for Note-taking?

Percent of a Number Math Wheel

Teaching Percent of a Number in Middle School Math What method do you use for teaching percent of a number concepts in middle school math?

The Benefits of Self Checking Math Activities

I have been teaching for more than 20 years. If you have been teaching for a long time, then like me, you may have used

Time Management for Students: A Life Changing Skill

Time Management for Students Time management….it can be a challenge for adults, so it’s no wonder that students have difficulty! When middle school students start

Focus & Fun with the Array Game, Using Polyhedral Dice

Have you used the array game with your math students? It’s a great game for reviewing multiplication with a twist of critical thinking and problem

Why I’m Not Teaching Decimal Operation Rules

Teaching Decimal Operation Rules There are rules for adding and subtracting decimals. There are rules for multiplying and dividing decimals. For years math teachers have

Problem Solving Skills Practice with Problem of the Week

Problem Solving for Fast Finishers Problem solving is one of those areas that we, as math teachers, are always working on. Instead of teaching a

Fraction, Decimal, Percent Fold it Up for Middle School Math

Fold it Up for Interactive Math Notebooks   Do your middle school math students have difficulty with their fraction, decimal, percent conversions? My 6th grade

Teacher Hack: Equivalent Expressions Partnering Cards

Equivalent Expressions Practice with Partnering Cards As I was thinking about school today, I was thinking about one of our next topics: equivalent expressions. Last

Free Order of Operations Activity

Order of Operations Activity for 5th and 6th Grade Math Are you looking for an easy, effective and FREE order of operations activity to help

Classroom Routines During the First Week of School

Do you take a lot of time to teach your middle school classroom routines during the first week of the school year?  Every year before

Ratios and Proportions Activity for Middle School Math

Ratios and Proportions Activity for the Middle School Math Classroom…Plus Goldfish! Food can make a ratios and proportions activity in a middle school math class

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!