In this activity, students will practice evaluating expressions using the order of operations...and their coloring skills! Students will reveal a beautiful, colorful mandala as they find the answers and color the picture accordingly. The final products make fabulous classroom decor! This activity uses only basic order of operations (no nested parentheses or brackets) and only has one problem each with exponents and distributive property. It is aimed for students who do not yet use calculators (4th - 7th) and is a fun way to review essential arithmetic skills!
This activity is an excellent resource for sub plans, enrichment/reinforcement, early finishers, and extra practice with some fun. It is especially useful for end-of-year practice, spiral review, and motivated practice when students are exhausted from standardized testing or mentally "checked out" before a long break (hello summer!). Teachers and students alike enjoy motivating activities, so engage your students today with this fun coloring activity!
If you like this, you may also like my other color by number products:
Converting Fractions to Decimals
Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Or check out my bundle:
Basic Arithmetic Color by Number Bundle: 10 Essential Skills
Enjoy your new product!