## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### How to Use Math Manipulatives in Middle School Math

Throughout my teaching journey, I’ve noticed some remarkable changes in the math education scene. One of the best things is how we’re now using math

### How to Teach Problem of the Week in Middle School Math

Do you ever find yourself wanting to shake things up with your math class warm-up? Well, that’s exactly where I found myself at one point

### Using Math Anchor Charts and Bulletin Boards to Empower Students

In the bustling world of teaching, I often marvel at the dedication of educators who draw detailed anchor charts. I admit I’ve fallen down the

### How to Teach 6th Graders Algebraic Expressions with Math Wheels

Teaching algebraic expressions to middle schoolers has been a journey. One thing that stood out was the jungle of vocabulary words. It’s easy for students

### Teaching the Types of Triangles with Math Wheel Magic!

Have you noticed how triangles can be a bit of a math maze for our students? I mean, equilateral, isosceles, scalene – it’s like they’ve

### Tips for Teaching Ratios and Rates in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Math

Are your students hitting a bit of a roadblock when it comes to wrapping their heads around ratios and rates? Need a fun and colorful

### 10 Innovative Ways to Use Middle School Math Task Card Activities

Looking for some fresh, fun, and engaging activities to use in your math classroom? How about some ideas that don’t require hours of prepping? If

### The Enduring Magic of Picture Books in Middle School Math

Ever notice that awesome moment when you whip out picture books in a room full of middle schoolers? Suddenly, it’s like a switch flips. Eyes

### Meditation in Math: Powerful Stress Reduction for Middle School

We all know that middle school math can sometimes feel like navigating a maze —students and teachers alike. The struggle is real, especially when it

### Connecting Math Skills Through the Magic of Cross-Disciplinary Learning

Education is quite the rollercoaster ride, isn’t it? Students navigate through a maze of subjects to grasp the big picture of the world. There’s this

### Math Teacher Resources and Tools to Empower Educators

Your mission to spark the curiosity and passion for math in the young minds of your learners is crucial. However, we know that teaching math

### Top Assessment Strategies: Middle School Math Made Easy

Middle school math – it’s that phase of a student’s journey where numbers and equations can sometimes feel like a wild rollercoaster ride. You know,

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!