## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### How To Tell If Executive Function Skills Impact Math Performance

Throughout my years of teaching, especially in math, I’ve seen my share of students struggling. We want our students to be challenged but within reason.

### Help Middle School Math Students Improve Problem Solving Skills

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

### Making Math Homework Work!

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

### Casting Out Nines

A Fun Way to Check Multiplication Problems How often have you gone to a conference and been super excited by what a speaker shared? Has

### Making the Most of Your 40-Minute Math Class

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

### 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

### 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

### Teaching Box-and-Whisker Plots

Teaching Box-and-Whisker Plots in 6th Grade Math Box-and-whisker plots are a brand new concept for my 6th-grade math students, and when 6th graders are first

### Practice Math Facts with Ping Pong!

Have you ever thought about how the game of ping pong helps kids practice math facts? I’m guessing the answer to that is “no” –

### Beach Ball Math Activities in Middle School

Beach Ball FUN Math Review Activities Lots of teachers use beach balls for fun math in middle school and elementary classrooms, but I haven’t used

### How Does Coloring in Math Class Help Improve Math Skills?

Why Are We Coloring in Math Class? Today, as my 6th grade students were working on a color by number in math class (which I

### Engaging Middle School Games & Activities

Do you believe that one of the best ways to learn in middle school is by using a variety of games and activities? If so,

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!