## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### How to Use Math Small Groups in Middle School

Math small groups are one of my favorite and most effective classroom components. These little sessions are the key to keeping the math mojo alive

### How to Teach Real Life Math Problem Solving Activities

Growing up, I vividly recall a moment when a classmate questioned our teacher about the relevance of a math concept. You know the questions he

### Benefits of Math Centers: Fostering Growth in Middle School

In a previous post, Math Centers in Middle School, we took an exciting plunge into the world of using math centers in the middle school

### How To Do Order Of Operations: An Extensive Guide For Teachers

As a math teacher, some concepts are easier to teach than others. Teaching students how to do order of operations is one of those concepts

### Five Reasons to Use Mixed Math Practice

Do you use mixed math practice regularly in your math classes?  I know time is of the essence in trying to get through all of

### New Year Activities for Middle School Math

Time to ring in the New Year with some engaging new year activities for middle school math! How do you approach the New Year in

### Engaging Fraction Games and Activities

Upper Elementary and Middle School Fraction Practice Ready for some engaging fraction games and activities to help upper elementary and middle school math students master

### Quick and Easy Card Game for Adding Fractions

Students often need extra practice with adding fractions, especially when they aren’t technically learning about it any more. Those fractions pop up in so many

### Using Doodle Wheel Graphic Organizers for Math and ELA

Note-Taking in Upper Elementary and Middle School How much do your math and ELA students love taking notes?! I’m guessing it is not their favorite

### 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

### 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

### 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!

If you’re looking for ideas and resources to help you teach math (and a little ELA), I can help you out!