## 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

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

### 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

### Probability Games and Activities for the Middle School Classroom

One of the trickiest math concepts I remember learning growing up was probability. Now, as a teacher, I find it just as tricky to teach.

### 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

### Best Seating Arrangements for a Productive Math Class

Seating arrangements in the classroom used to be my nemesis (well, maybe not nemesis, but definitely a challenge:-)! The uncertainty I felt whenever I had

### How to Use Math Small Groups in Middle School

Math small groups are one of my favorite and most effective classroom components. These little sessions are the key to keeping the math mojo alive

Welcome to Cognitive Cardio Math! Iâ€™m Ellie, a wife, mom, grandma, and dog â€˜mom,â€™ and Iâ€™ve spent just about my whole life in school! With nearly 30 years in education, I’ve taught:

• All subject areas in 4thÂ and 5thÂ 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!