I created this tabular graphic organizer to help my students learn the steps of evaluating algebraic expressions. The graphic organizer includes columns for these steps:
a) the original problem
b) substituting values for variables
c) completing operations inside parentheses
d) determining any powers (exponents)
e) multiplying and dividing from left to right and
f) adding and subtracting from left to right.
The graphic organizer helps students to do the steps in the correct order and to do all of the steps necessary.
The product has a few different layouts for the teacher to choose from.
Eventually, after students have done many problems using the graphic organizer, the students will be able to evaluate without using the graphic organizer as a guide.
This product was created by Susan M. Walker