If you need an activity to wake up the dormant math brain cells after summer break (or any break) consider this math activity.
Students simplify expressions using the correct order of operations to de-code the following quote by Albert Einstein.
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
Included are 18 unique expressions to simplify.
This makes a great worksheet for back to school, to leave with a substitute or to use for early-finishers.