This interactive lesson provides students with a hands-on activity to review Order of Operations using the mnemonic phrase ‘Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally’ to represent the order of operations: parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition and subtraction.
This lesson includes a fun Aunt Sally cartoon along with a foldable for each of the operations. This lesson will be sure to intrigue your students as it offers another approach rather than the traditional worksheet. I have found great success in incorporating interactive lessons into my classrooms and my students have thoroughly enjoyed each lesson.
I have provided a template in which the students will color, cut and paste to a separate sheet of paper *or could be a great piece to add to a math journal!
This product includes:
- A procedures page, including the Common Core Standard, step-by-step directions, a photo example and a proficiency scale for students to reflect upon the lesson.
- An ‘Order of Operations’ template
*BONUS: A homework and/or in-class assignment in which students create a silly story for why they are ‘excusing Aunt Sally.’
*This lesson is a part of an Interactive Math Journal that I use in my classroom but can be used as a single lesson as well. Check out my store for more interactive lessons!