### Decimal Operations Math Problem Solving

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.

### Help Middle School Math Students Improve Problem Solving Skills

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 Math Wheels

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

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

### Using Collaborative Problem Solving in Middle School Math

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 – Problem of the Week

Problem Solving Worksheet for 5th or 6th Grade Math Problem Solving for Fast Finishers ​I used this week’s problem of the week in my 6th

### Metric Conversions Free Problem Solving and Matching Activity

Metric Measurement Matching Game and FREE Problem Solving Activity The other day I shared the Metric Matching activity I used to help students work on their metric

### Your New Favorite Math Note Taking Method: Math Wheels!

Math teachers, are you ready for a NEW favorite note-taking strategy?​ Transform Your Upper Elementary or Middle School Math Class With This Unique Note-Taking Method!

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,

### 9 Quick and Easy Valentine’s Day Math Activities

Do you need a few engaging and easy-prep Valentine’s Day math activities? I’ve got 9 ideas for you! I don’t usually do holiday activities unless

### Five Reasons to Use Mixed Math Practice

Do you use mixed math practice regularly in your math classes?  I know time is of the essence in trying to get through all of

### Fractions: From Foundations to Operations

Help Your 4th-7th Grade Students UNDERSTAND and MASTER Fraction Operations! Learn HOW TO teach fraction basics and operations for MEANING, using a VARIETY of strategies.

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!