This resource enables the teacher to visually demonstrate what happens mathematically when solving order of operations problems.
The first page allows the teacher to go over the steps one by one and then provide the students with a visual help to complete the second page.
I have the students circle the operation they are currently working on.
Parenthesis (pemdas) - if they are subtracting, they will circle the "s" within the perenthesis. I find that this helps student remained focused on ONE operation at a time.
The students in my sixth grade class LOVE these.