This is a set of two decks of task cards (32 each, total of 64 cards) designed to support CC5.OA.1. The task presents students with equations to evaluate, first without parentheses (deck one) but requiring practice with order of operations. The second deck builds to evaluating equations that use parentheses to change the order of operations.
Each deck requires students to solve equations that mix multiplication or division with addition or subtraction. Questions are presented in multiple formats to increase rigor.
This is a 13-page PDF file (8 pages of task cards, 5 pages of recording sheet, etc). This set includes an answer key and student recording sheet for each set of cards, as well as a note page that explains order of operation and presents examples of the common mistakes students make. The cards are made 8 to a page, so each set of cards is 4 pages long. The answer keys, recording sheets, and note page are each full sheet.
I have used task cards with my students often, and I like to pair the kids up and give each few pairs a deck of cards. They work in partners while I circulate and talk to them about their thinking. I feel that it gives them more of an opportunity to speak about math and use mathematical vocabulary as they work. These cards could also be printed for use in a math center.