## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### 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

### New Year Activities for Middle School Math

Time to ring in the New Year with some engaging new year activities for middle school math! How do you approach the New Year in

### Fun Holiday Games for Middle School Math

If you’re looking for a few fun holiday games (math and other) for middle school classes as you head into the holiday season, look no

### Using Logic Puzzles in Middle School Math

Do you remember the last time your middle school math students solved a logic puzzle? Chances are, they had a lot of fun with it!

### Extensions for Gifted Students in Middle School Math Part 2

What do extensions for gifted students in middle school math look like in your school and in your classes? Do you have a gifted specialist

### How to Find GCF and Spending Time in Middle School Math

GCF (greatest common factor) and spending ‘too much time’ on math topics. These are the middle school math ideas I’m thinking about today. There were

### Teaching Fractions in Middle School: Using Models

Reviewing the Standards and Teaching Fractions with Models   Welcome to Week 2 of the teaching fractions series. Last week, we talked about basic meanings,

### Graphing Linear Functions in 6th Grade Math

Graphing Functions Practice with Footloose Task Cards (free download)  This Graphing Linear Functions post is from my old blog, written in May, 2015, but updated

### Fun and Engaging Pi Day Activities for Middle School Math Class

Pi Day Activities for Middle School Math March 14, also known as Pi Day because the date in numerical format is the first digits of

### 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?! I’m guessing it is not their favorite

### Emergency Sub Plans for Middle School Math

Emergency sub plans for middle school math!  Do you have emergency sub plans? Will you need them?  Chances are good that you WILL need them! Your

### Five Strategies for Test Prep for Middle School Math

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

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!