Order of Operations Riddles 5.OA.1 and 6.EE.1

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Order of operations riddles. There are our different skill levels, starting with the basics and getting more advanced, great for differentiation.


  • 4 worksheets (see the preview for the different levels)

Skills included:

  • Using the order of operations with whole numbers.
  • 2 of the riddles include exponents.
  • 2 of the riddles include parentheses.

Common Core State Standards:

  • 5.OA.1 Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
  • 6.EE.1 Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.
Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). For example, use the formulas V = s³ and A = 6 s² to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = 1/2.


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