This product consists of 5 grid puzzles for 5th grade Operations and Algebraic Thinking as well as 6th grade Expressions and Equations (3 puzzles for 5.OA.A.1/6.EE.A.2.C and 2 puzzles 5.OA.A.2/6.EE.A.2.A). Also included is a teacher activity guide and a student reference page for order of operations available for free download here
Each domain/objective addressed in this product has a puzzle with at the least two differing levels of difficulty. For instance, an OA/EE puzzle one give students the opportunity to solve expressions without brackets or braces. Puzzle two includes parentheses, and brackets in the expressions. Puzzle three has parentheses, brackets and braces within the expressions.
There are a total of 12 pages. This product includes a student page and an answer page. Directions are included on the student page.
How does the puzzle work?
Where the edges of the grid touches are the problems and answers. Students much correctly match each problem edge with each answer edge.
Ideas for using this product:
- Print the student puzzle on regular paper OR cardstock and laminate for repeated use and laminate.
- Students may work with a partner or individually to match the edges of the puzzle.
- Have students work with a partner and challenge teams to be the first to solve the puzzle correctly.
- The whole class can work on the puzzles. Since there are differentiated levels of difficulty students can work on their level.
5.OA.A.1 - Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
5.OA.A.2 - Write and interpret numerical expressions