An excellent and fun way to practice or review Order of Operations for middle school students. With negative and positive numbers, parenthesis, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponents.
Includes: 16 cards to hang around the room, starting number cards, student recording sheet and answer key
1) Cut out and hang cards around the room. The top numbers on each card are the ANSWERS to the previous problems.
2) Assign small groups a starting answer to find first (you can do this verbally or you can cut out and hand each group a "Starting Point Number" from the sheet at the end of this packet).
3) Students search for their assigned number and then solve the problem below that number on the card, which leads them on a hunt to find their next problem.
4) The solution to the LAST problem leads to the number that they started with!
Small Group Option: Make a set of order of operations cards for each group. Give every group the same starting number and have groups arrange the problems in the correct order, filling in their scavenger hunt worksheets as they go.