This creative activity combines solving order of operations problems with a fun "tour" of the picturesque town of ORDERVILLE! Students determine their tour plan based on the answers to their problems. There are two different tours - one more challenging than the other.
I include several ideas for how to implement this activity into your classroom as a lesson, partner or group activity or independent practice.
There is a color map and a grayscale map for you to print / laminate and use over and over, plus a map with no "addresses" so that you could create your own version.
An extension project I like to use is the CUSTOM TOUR option, where after using this in class, students create their own "tour' by creating problems using the order of operations given criteria set by me. For example, I may say that students can only use 4 numbers and three operations to get the answers.
This is a fun twist on practice and keeps the kids attention and helps them work together. For me, it is a little more fun that the old task cards!
Included in your download:
-Instructions and suggestions
-Color map of Orderville, USA
-Grayscale map of Orderville, USA
-Tour #1 Problems and Tour Sheet
-Tour #2 Problems and Tour Sheet
-Custom Tour page and Tour Sheet
-Answer Keys for both tours
-Map of Orderville, USA with no addresses written in
Please check out my store for other items focusing on the ORDER OF OPERATIONS such as:
Order of Operations Posters
Order of Operations Calendar Project