## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### 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

### 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,

### The Big Issues Facing Math Teachers

Teaching Challenges for Math Teachers All teachers have to face a variety of challenges every day. But I’ve discovered that math teachers face a few

### 7 Amazing Homeschool Math Games

Whether you’re in a homeschool setting or a traditional classroom setting, you’re probably always on the lookout for great math games and activities. There are

### 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

### Percent of a Number Math Wheel

Teaching Percent of a Number in Middle School Math What method do you use for teaching percent of a number concepts in middle school math?

### 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

### The Benefits of Self Checking Math Activities

I have been teaching for more than 20 years. If you have been teaching for a long time, then like me, you may have used

### Teaching Fraction, Decimal, Percent Conversions Math Wheel

What approach do you use for  teaching fraction, decimal, percent conversions? I’ve found that one of the best ways to teach these concepts is to

### Rumors and Exponential Growth

Discovering Exponential Growth in Middle School Math Need an exponential growth activity for your middle school math classes? Rumors is a great exponential growth lesson from

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

Have you used the array game with your math students? It’s a great game for reviewing multiplication with a twist of critical thinking and problem

### Include More Daily Math Review in Middle School

Use the Date for Daily Math Review and Math Thinking in Middle and Upper Elementary Classes

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!