### Middle School Math Task Cards – A Powerful Tool For Active Learning

Keeping middle school students engaged in learning just might be one of the million-dollar questions from middle school teachers everywhere! If you are feeling the

### Algebraic Equations Activity: I Have, Who Has

Do you need an engaging algebraic equations activity to help your middle school math students practice solving one-step equations? Your students will love using the

### Using Logic Puzzles in Middle School Math

Do you remember the last time your middle school math students solved a logic puzzle? Chances are, they had a lot of fun with it!

### One Step Algebraic Equations Color by Number

6th grade math students love this engaging, self-checking one-step algebraic equations color by number to help them practice solving equations.

### Extensions for Gifted Students in Middle School Math Part 2

What do extensions for gifted students in middle school math look like in your school and in your classes? Do you have a gifted specialist

### Professional Development for Middle School Math Teachers

Seven Free Sessions of Professional Development for Middle School Math Teachers Are you looking for some free professional development for middle school math teachers? Or

### Teaching Divisibility Rules in Middle School Math

Teaching Divisibility Rules Do you teach divisibility rules in your middle school math classes? I’ve always enjoyed teaching divisibility rules, and my 6th grade math

### Playing Algebraic Equations Bingo in Middle School Math

Bingo – an oldie but goodie, especially when paired with solving algebraic equations! This post is  from my old blog (and adjusted some:-), sharing how

### 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

### 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?

### Why I’m Not Teaching Decimal Operation Rules

Teaching Decimal Operation Rules There are rules for adding and subtracting decimals. There are rules for multiplying and dividing decimals. For years math teachers 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!