Interactive, Engaging, Fun! Here's an activity that puts 'fun into practice' when teaching this critical math skill. An excellent alternative to seatwork that can be used for whole class, small group, pairs, or independent practice.
With this PowerPoint, students practice step-by-step evaluating expressions with whole number exponents that provide immediate feedback after each operation. An expression slide is displayed, students decide which operation should be performed. The PPT slide is advanced with the correct operation, and students are able to see immediately if their process was correct. The immediate feedback is an excellent means and opportunity for students to recognize, self-evaluate, and self-correct their understanding.
Six expressions are solved using this step-by-step procedure with feedback provided after each step. A worksheet with the PPT problems is included that can be used with the presentation, plus an extra practice worksheet with the answer key is also included to use as you'd like.
Possible uses for this activity:
-Whole-class game: divide class into groups of three or four, give each group a small whiteboard and choose a recorder. When an expression displayed on the PPT, students decide the operation to perform as a group, and the recorder writes the operation on the whiteboard. All boards are held up when called; tally correct responses. When completed, provide a type of reward for the group(s) with the highest score.
-Small group activity: Copy the six expressions slides and put them on the walls around the classroom. Allow groups of students to circulate around the round solving the expressions together.
Students working together in collaboration provides a great opportunity to learn from one another.
Other great uses:
-Whole class independent practice
6.EE.1 Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents
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