Use the Superhero Capes to teach Order of Operations in a fun way! When teaching this topic, students can come to the front of the room and "wear" each of the six capes: "Parentheses Protector", "Exponent Extraordinaire", "Mighty Multiplier", "Dynamite Divider", "Super Subtractor", and "Adding Adventurer". Each "cape"/poster gets smaller as the operation gets farther down in the order of operations For example, the "Parentheses Protector" is the longest cape, and then "Exponent Extraordinaire" is smaller, and next in size is the multiplication and division posters, and then lastly, the addition and subtraction capes are the smallest since they are the least "powerful" operation (the last step in the order of operations).
These posters can then be kept up in the classroom all year long since Order or Operations is such an important, recurring topic.
Put together, Parentheses is eight 8 1/2" x 11" pages. Exponent is 6 pages, Multiplying and Dividing are both 4 pages each, and Subtraction and Addition are each 1 page.