Do your students need more practice with simplifying expressions using order of operations (PEMDAS)?
This “I have, who has” game is perfect for extra exposure to this part of fifth graders math curriculum. “I have, who has” has always been a favorite of mine as well as my students. It’s low prep and up to 20 students can play at a time or as few as 4 to 5 at a center/small group intervention.
Just print, cut on the dotted lines, laminate (for repeated use) and shuffle cards.
Give one card to each student in your class/group (or more) depending on size. The student who has the card that says, “I have the first card,” begins by reading their card.
The rest of the players continue playing in order of the clues on the cards.
This is a fun and engaging activity for whole groups or even smaller groups (student will just have more cards to play).
Students will stay interested and engaged as to keep the momentum moving along quickly and smoothly. Attentive listening is key to the success of the game!
Use as a mid-unit informal check in to see where students are at, a culminating activity for the unit or a spiral game throughout the year.
This game is aligned to fifth grade math curriculum where students need to simplify numerical expressions that do not involve exponents.
Texas standards 5.4E and 5.4F and Common Core 5.OA.A.1
Answer key is included!