## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### Enhance Learning With Fall Activities for Middle School Students

I love to call the beginning of fall the sweet spot of that first quarter of school. At that point, you and your students have

### How to Teach Problem of the Week in Middle School Math

Do you ever find yourself wanting to shake things up with your math class warm-up? Well, that’s exactly where I found myself at one point

### Fractions and Fraction Operations for Upper Elementary and Middle School Math

An Index of Fraction Content Posts Are you teaching fraction operations in middle school (or reteaching fraction concepts when they pop up in middle school?)

### Decimal Operations Math Problem Solving

What’s your favorite type of math activity to have your middle school math students work on? For me, it’s almost always been math problem solving.

### Decimal Matching, Comparing, and Ordering Activity

Could you use a quick decimal activity to help your upper elementary or middle school math students practice identifying decimals in standard and word forms?

### Finding the Least Common Denominator with the Ladder Method

Finding the Least Common Denominator with the Ladder Method I recently asked this question on Instagram: “What’s the most challenging math topic to teach/most difficult

### 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

### 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

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!