This set of 24 Order of Operations Task Cards places an emphasis on the correct placement of parentheses, brackets and braces. Questions range from evaluation of expressions, inserting parentheses to obtain the correct answer, multiple choice, and True/false questions.
Common Core Standard
5.OA.A.1 - Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
- 24 Task Cards in color
- 24 Task Cards in blackline
- Order of Operations Poster in color and blackline
- Answer Recording Sheet
- Answer Key
Task cards can be printed in a variety of ways depending on your personal preferences and available materials.
These cards look amazing in color, but also print well in grayscale. For those who must conserve ink/toner (like me), I have included a duplicate set with a blackline border.
Cards hold up best if printed on card stock or construction paper. Another option is to print them on plain paper and glue or laminate them to a heavier paper.
Teaching with Task Cards
Task cards are an awesome alternative to the classic worksheet. Your students will think you are amazing for giving them such fun activities to do.
Just a few of the many ways task cards can be used are:
Play a Game
Games such as Scoot, Boom, and Around the Room are fun ways to use task cards with your students. You can also use the cards to play any generic board game where students must answer a question correctly to be able to roll and move ahead.
Task cards make great centers activities and can be self-checking if you provide access to the answer key.
Small Group or Partner Work
Task card sets can be given to small groups or pairs for students to work on together, and compare answers, or to help one another through the problems.
Interested in a version of this resource available online through Boom Learning? Playable on tablets, computers, and interactive whiteboards:
Order of Operations Boom Cards