Use these 32 short answer task cards to practice interpreting order of operations. These cards are focused on the expression of the equation, rather than the solution. However, a Challenge Card is also included which can be used with any other card and which requires students to solve the equation. In addition, there is also a student answer sheet and an answer key so that students can self-check.
These cards will look best in color, but will also print out fine in grayscale. Simply print and cut along the guidelines. Laminate and use them again and again. Alternatively, you could print on cardstock. It works well to keep them in a baggie. Another option is to hole-punch a corner of each card and put them all on a ring.
This resource addresses the following Common Core Standards:
5.OA.1. Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
5.OA.2. Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them. For example, express the calculation "add 8 and 7, then multiply by 2" as 2 x(8 + 7). Recognize that 3 x (18932 + 921) is three times as large as 18932 + 921, without having to calculate the indicated sum or product.
This same set is also available in a multiple choice format in my TpT Store.
Find more Task and Activity Cards Here.