### Playing Fraction War: A Fraction Card Game for Upper Elementary and Middle School Math

Easy-prep Card Game to Practice Comparing Fractions This is a repost from 2013, transferred from my previous blog:-) Some students finally got to play ‘Fraction

### Using Collaborative Problem Solving in Middle School Math

This is a revised post about middle school math problem solving on my old blog, so the observation I refer to was quite a while

### 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

### Converting Fractions to Decimals Activity ~ Playing "Decimal Dice"

Challenging and Engaging Activity to Practice Fraction to Decimal Conversions Could your math students use a little extra practice with converting fractions to decimals? Do

### 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

### Fraction, Decimal, and Percent Conversions

Classroom Number Line Do your middle school math students need reinforcement of fraction, decimal, percent conversions and equivalences? Every year, my math students needed

### Playing "Go Fish" with Equivalent Fraction Cards

An Equivalent Fractions Game Do your middle school math students like playing math games as much as my 6th-graders do?? If so, they’ll love playing “Go

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!