### Math Units: Innovative 6th Grade Curriculum for Teachers

Do you know what one of the most dreadful parts of teaching is? Opening your lesson plan book to plan for the week, month, or

Today, I’ve got five math lessons to help you ace your upper elementary or middle school teacher observation! Before we get into these math lessons,

### 9 Quick and Easy Valentine’s Day Math Activities

Do you need a few engaging and easy-prep Valentine’s Day math activities? I’ve got 9 ideas for you! I don’t usually do holiday activities unless

### Pi Day Activities for Middle School

Pi Day Ideas for Middle School Math March 14, also known as Pi Day, is always celebrated in so many ways!Do you have exciting plans

### Teaching Divisibility Rules in Middle School Math

Teaching Divisibility Rules Do you teach divisibility rules in your middle school math classes? I’ve always enjoyed teaching divisibility rules, and my 6th grade math

### Probability Lesson for Middle School Math

ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK ​ Have you tried this Mathline​ probability lesson? If not, you may want to give it a try – “Rock Around

### 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?

### Problem Solving Math Wheels

Problem solving in math, or tackling word problems in math can be challenging for students, whether they’re in early elementary, upper elementary, middle school, or

### How to Teach Fraction Division….Another Way

Teaching Fraction Division in Middle School Have you ever spent time teaching fraction division to your 5th or 6th grade math students (or even to

### Focus & Fun with the Array Game, Using Polyhedral Dice

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

### Probability Game for Middle School, "Remove One"

A Probability Lesson for Middle School Math Remove One is my favorite probability game and one of my all-time favorite math games! It’s a great

### 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!