I Have...Who Has.... Interpreting Mathematical Expressions
Randomly pass out one card to each student and keep one for yourself. If you have fewer than 27 students, you can give a couple of students more than 1 card.
The teacher reads his/her card aloud to the class. The student who has the answer to the “Who has…” question stands and reads aloud his card.
The teacher can ensure that students are answering correctly by following along with the answer key.
Students continue reading their cards one at a time until the cards start to repeat with the teacher’s original card.
Student walk around the classroom reading their card to each other trying to find the person that has the card that answers their question.
Have students solve the expressions written on their card as a “ticket out the door.”
***This set of cards requires students to be able to interpret parentheses. However, it does not require students to be able to understand other parts of the order of operations. In addition, it does not require students to understand algebraic symbols such as (3)(4) for 3 x 4, or 3m for 3 x m. This set does have one and two step expressions.