## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### Rigorous Math With Color by Number Activities? Yes!

One goal I always keep at the forefront of my mind when planning math activities is making sure that I am making math approachable. When

### How to Handle Cheating in Math Classrooms

I vividly remember the first time I caught one of my students cheating during my very first year of teaching. It was like my rose-colored

### Math Wheel Questions Answered to Help You Get Started

You know I love using math wheels as a tool in my classroom. And. . . I’ve gotten great feedback from lots of you about

### Daily Math Activities to Incorporate and Retain More Math Concepts

You know what I love doing every day? Sneaking in some math-related fun! Now, you might say, “Well, of course, you’re a math teacher!” Sure,

### 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

### Color by Number Magic: Transforming Math Lessons

Remember the joy of coloring as a kid? There was something magical about those moments when we’d reach for our crayons, markers, or colored pencils

### Math Talk Sparks Success: Middle School Learning in Focus

Whether you are a well-versed teacher or just starting out, you know that middle schoolers love to talk—a lot. Like L O V E to

### Exciting Math Writing Prompts for Your Middle School Classroom

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to kick off the year in your math classroom? Well, the same old math lessons won’t

### Math Intervention Made Easy with Math Wheels

I am always on the lookout for activities I can use repeatedly so that my students can have a familiar resource to look back on.

### Can Big Kids Love Color by Number Math Activities?

As teachers, I think we all have a common goal: make learning fun so that our students are engaged in the work and enjoy the

### Teaching Fractions with the Ultimate Fraction Toolkit

“When are we ever going to use this in real life?” Don’t we all love this inevitable question during math class? Basically, it’s the math

### Teaching Fractions in Middle School Math: Finding Equivalent Fractions

Teaching Fractions Series, Week 4: Finding Equivalent Fractions   We talked a little bit about equivalent fractions in the Week 2, modeling post, with

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!

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