### How to Teach Real Life Math Problem Solving Activities

Growing up, I vividly recall a moment when a classmate questioned our teacher about the relevance of a math concept. You know the questions he

Growing up, I vividly recall a moment when a classmate questioned our teacher about the relevance of a math concept. You know the questions he

If you’ve been teaching or around middle schoolers very long then it will not surprise you to hear that their brains are still developing. I’m

What’s your favorite type of math activity to have your middle school math students work on? For me, it’s almost always been math problem solving.

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

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

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

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

Problem Solving for Fast Finishers Problem solving is one of those areas that we, as math teachers, are always working on. Instead of teaching a

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 4
^{th}and 5^{th}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!

If you’re looking for ideas and resources to help you teach math (and a little ELA), I can help you out!