Learning the order in which to solve equations can be tricky for some students, they need a lot of practice with constant reminding about "Parenthesis First". My students are no different, so we review constantly.
These 32 task cards include only equations that have addition, subtraction, and parenthesis skills. Near the beginning of the year, before my students really begin working with multiplication, we only practice with addition and subtraction, solving problems that include parenthesis.
An answer key is included. Please see the preview for an example of the task cards and how the answer key is set up.
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How do I use task cards in my classroom?
*We play Scoot! Scoot is a game in which each student has a card on his/her desk. Students "scoot" around to the different desks, solving problems as they go.
*I put them into the math center rotation for our Hands On station.
*I use them for intervention with parent helpers and in my small groups.
I also have a similar type set in my store - Order of Operations Task Cards (same ant/picnic design) that incorporates multiplication, addition, subtraction, and parenthesis into the task cards. I use that set later on in the year in my classroom.
I hope this helps you in your classroom. Please visit my blog to see this product and others at work with my students.