### 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?! What’s your favorite method for taking notes

Note-Taking in Upper Elementary and Middle School How much do your math and ELA students love taking notes?! What’s your favorite method for taking notes

For most middle school math teachers, standardized testing time is probably NOT a favorite time of year. And the test prep weeks leading up to it

For a ‘live’ explanation, check out the video below! Finding the Least Common Denominator with the Ladder Method Is ‘least common denominator’ your answer to

TIPS TO DEVELOP PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS AND MATH COMMUNICATION Do your middle school math students need to improve their problem solving skills? Do they get

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

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

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

Four Ways That Self-Correcting Math Work Can Benefit Students I have been teaching for more than 20 years. If you have been teaching for a

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

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

Have you used the array game with your math students? I was reading the book Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler (so much fantastic research and so many

Teaching Decimal Operations There are rules for adding and subtracting decimals. There are rules for multiplying and dividing decimals. How often have you found that your

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 4
^{th}and 5^{th}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!