## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### Seven Tips for Any Teacher

Tips for Teachers There are so many things to think about in our teacher lives! So, I’ve got seven tips for teachers that might help

### 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

### 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

### 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,

### Teaching Math Problem Solving Strategies

Teaching Math Problem Solving Strategies in Middle School There are many math problem solving strategies out there and some are very beneficial to upper elementary

### Five Resources for Middle School Math Teachers

Teaching Middle School Math​ Teaching math isn’t easy, but with the right resources, it’s much easier to connect with your students and improve your teaching

### The Best Things About Teaching Middle School

Teaching Middle School Sometimes, when I tell people that I love teaching middle school, they look at me like I’ve grown several new heads. They

### The Art of Managing Middle School

I taught elementary school for 12 years before moving to the middle school to teach 6th grade. While many 6th graders come to the

### Combining Concepts with Brain Teasers

​When teaching math, I’ve always found that making it fun helps students better remember various concepts. This idea led me to start using brain teasers

### Decimal Operations Practice With Number Puzzles

How much do your students love working with decimals and decimal operations? Sometimes remembering decimal operations ‘rules’ can be difficult. But, practicing with math puzzles

### Free Area and Perimeter Footloose

Area and Perimeter Activities Sometimes middle school math students have difficulty remembering how to find area versus how to find perimeter, so I’ve tried to

### Using Collaboration to Improve Math Problem Solving

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

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!