## Math Wheels for Note-taking?

### Real World Math Activities for Your Back to School Lesson Plans

As the start of a new year approaches, we have a million thoughts in our heads! Thoughts from setting up our classrooms to brainstorming how

### Engaging Icebreakers to Help Middle Schoolers Make New Friends!

Are you ready to spice up your classroom community builders with a burst of excitement? Whether starting a new year or needing a fun activity,

### Math Games for Teachers: Activities for an Epic Start to the Year

Starting a new school year can be hard. You are building relationships with a new set of students while also working to gauge their current

### 7th Grade Math Magic: Unlocking Potential With Math Wheels

Have you ever wondered what goes on in the minds of 7th graders when it comes to math? Seventh grade is an exciting time filled

### Math Wheels: Ultimate Companion For Math Notes in 4th Grade

When I was a student, many of my notes were written out by hand or fill-in-the-blank. My mind would wander a little when taking notes,

### How To Do Order Of Operations: An Extensive Guide For Teachers

As a math teacher, some concepts are easier to teach than others. Teaching students how to do order of operations is one of those concepts

### Preventing the Summer Slide: How to Keep Middle School Students Sharp in Math

Summer break can be an excellent opportunity for middle school students to rest and recharge. However, it can also lead to a phenomenon known as

### The Best Ways to Teach Multiplying Decimals

Math can be really intimidating for learners at all levels. Intimidation often leads to mental roadblocks, and those mental roadblocks lead to math amnesia and

### 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

### The Ultimate Guide to End of Year Test Prep for Middle School Math

Once spring break hits, it’s a downhill race to summer. However, we have some obstacles on the road to our final destination. One of those

### 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

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!