There are 20 problems and the answers to these problems are the numbers 1 through 20. The first set of problems does not include exponents. This resource can be used in several ways.
1. Give each student a set of the problems. Have the students cut the problems apart, simplify them, and then put them in order. Once in order, the answers should be 1, 2, 3, 4…20.
2. Same as #1 but let students work with a partner.
3. Split the class into groups of 4, 5, or 10 (factors of 20), have the students divide the problems, each one solving 2, 4, or 5 problems and then work together to put them in order.
4. If you have a small class, you could give each student one problem. Once all students have simplified their problem, have the students line up in order without talking. For some groups this is harder than you would think!
This is part of my Order of Operations Bundle.
TEKS 6.2E, 7.2E
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