The game can be played in many different ways:
As a matching game, where the children have to read the problem then identify the correct equation to solve the problem.
Or, it can be done with only the word problem cards where the children have to write their own equations and can use the equation cards to check their work.
A third way the cards can be used is with only the equation cards and the children have to solve the problem by reading the operations in the correct order using the mnemonics taught. (US = P.E.M.D.A.S / Canada and UK= B.E.M.D.A.S)
A more rigorous version could have the children coming up with their own word problems to match the equation card.
I have designed this game with my 5th graders in mind but it can be adapted for 6th and 7th grade too.
The answer sheets are created in black and white to spare your ink supplies. These I have copied onto paper. The cards I copied onto card stock and laminate them. The whole packet I put into a large zip baggy to keep in my centers station.
CCSS Math: Operation and Algebraic Thinking 5.0A
Write and interpret numerical expressions.
1. Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
2. Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and Interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.
Enjoy! ~ Susan