Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to get your students to demonstrate their understanding of the Order of Operation and the Properties of Operations? I have been thinking about this all day and finally "my" light bulb came on.
SPORTS IS THE WAY I SAY!!!
I think about the gifted students who are bored with mediocre class work, and these same students may cause disruptions in the classroom or other behavior issues. Not all students are academically gifted. We truly have students who are talented in sports, and what better way to show their creativity than through related performance tasks.