## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### Fraction War: A Fraction Card Game Your Students Will Love

Easy-prep Fraction Card Game to Practice Comparing Fractions Some students finally got to play ‘Fraction War’ today! This is an easy-prep, easy-to-play fraction card game

### 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

### How To Foster a Positive Math Mindset

Six Strategies to Foster a Positive Math Mindset How often have you started your year with students who have a negative math mindset? They say

### WHY NOT the Butterfly Method When Adding and Subtracting Fractions?

The “butterfly method” for comparing, adding, and subtracting fractions – WHY are teachers teaching this?  Although it seems like a fun, easy way to add

### 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

### Metric Conversions Activity for 5th and 6th Grades

​I’ve got a metric conversions matching activity for you to use with your upper elementary or middle school math students!   After measuring

### 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

### 7 Ways to Practice Multiplication Facts in Middle School

One thing I quickly noticed when I started teaching was that my students arrived with varying levels of readiness. Some were ready to rock and

### Doodle Wheel Organizers: Everything You Need to Know

One of my favorite resources to use in my classroom is doodle wheel organizers. I’ve discovered many fun and effective ways to incorporate these wheel

### Tips and Activities to Teach How to Combine Like Terms

I love teaching students how to combine like terms. Why? Because combining like terms is one of those math skills that makes the rest of

### New Middle School Teacher Guide to the First Days of School

When I first started my teaching career, I felt a loss at what to do with the first weeks of school. I had ideas and

### Enhance Learning With Fall Activities for Middle School Students

I love to call the beginning of fall the sweet spot of that first quarter of school. At that point, you and your students have

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!