The order of operations of arithmetic help students understand the simplifications they will do in algebra going forward.
This mission is aligned with Common Core State Standards: 6.EE.A.2.
The fun stuff:
Some pitches are easy to hit out of the park, but it's the curve balls that get you! But your students will be hitting home runs after creating their own numerical expressions to simplify, then comparing and contrasting similar looking but different expressions in order to illuminate common pitfalls. A straight-forward lesson about order of operations, with some well-placed curveballs!
The zip file includes:
★The mission. (6 pages).
★A two-page Quick Start guide for teachers. Detailed and helpful!
★Selected Answers in pdf form.
★Selected Answers online, password protected. For students to correct at home!
The mission includes:
•Some easier warm up problems.
•Creation of expressions to simplify based on given order of operations.
•Comparing and contrasting expressions which look similar but are different.
•Students articulate pitfalls of the given expressions.
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