Math Wheels for Note-taking?

How to Tackle Math Anxiety Experienced by Our Students

Let’s talk about something many of us have experienced but might not always know how to tackle: math anxiety. It’s more common than some may

Master 3rd Grade Math Concepts and More With Math Wheels

As students enter third grade, they make a transition that includes learning how to learn. They are no longer considered “primary” students and the rigor

Today, I’ve got five math lessons to help you ace your upper elementary or middle school teacher observation! Before we get into these math lessons,

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

Making Math Homework Work!

5 Tips to Help Middle School Math Students The math homework dilemma – to give or not to give (IF you have the option in

Casting Out Nines

A Fun Way to Check Multiplication Problems How often have you gone to a conference and been super excited by what a speaker shared? Has

Making the Most of Your 40-Minute Math Class

Using Your Time Efficiently for an Effective Math Class Having the perfectly-run, efficient and effective math class….that’s been my goal, year after year. Somehow, in

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

Exploring Surface Area in 6th Grade Math

Surface area is a such a fun topic to explore in the middle school math classroom! To really understand what surface area means, students need

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,

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

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!