This product is great for reviewing and practicing Order of Operations. These tasks can be used in many ways in your classroom, such as stations, partner work, warm-ups, or homework.
Partner Practice: Each partner will complete four problems. Each set of problems (ex: first problem for Partner A and B) will have the same answer so students can self-check. If they don’t get the same answer, they can talk through their steps to help each other find the error. You could either have each student work on their own worksheet or have a single copy and let them use white boards or their own paper.
Find the Error: The problems are solved incorrectly, making a common mistake students makes when solving Order of Operations problems. Some mistakes include: not working left to right for addition and subtraction (or multiplication and division), evaluating an exponent incorrectly, and forgetting the parenthesis.
Challenge Problems: These problems are great for extensions and problem-solving. Some of the problems ask students to determine where the parenthesis should go so that the expression simplifies to a given value. Other problems ask students to determine what operation is needed in between each number so that the expression simplifies to a given value.
An answer key is included in this document.