This is an order of operations activity in which students have a set of numbers and operations which they must use to find a target number solution. This is a great activity to get students thinking about why these expressions must be solved a certain way, and it's much more challenging than simply solving an order of operations expression. Parentheses are included in some of the expressions.
The activity can be used in pairs, small groups, or as a center activity.
Standards addressed: MCC5.OA.1 as well as Standards 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8 of the Standards for Mathematical Practice