Do your students get excited when you tell them it's time to use the order of operations, including exponents? Of course they don't.
But they will if you use this fun, Safe Cracker worksheet!
Students can become world famous safe crackers! Your students will use the clues and their math skills to help crack the safes, in order to claim the prizes found inside.
Students are given three "clues", which are order of operations problems, including exponents. The answers become the numbers in the safe combinations. When the three clues are solved, the safe is cracked! There are a total of 15 problems, but they are grouped into 5 "combinations", so your students will look at this as a 5 question assignment.
The rewards include: the keys to a new snowmobile, a college fund, a rare meteorite, the keys to a new Hummer, and more!
Want more? You can get this activity as part of the Algebraic Expressions 9-in-1 Combo Pack
! Or check out the Algebra: Expessions Quiz Pack
for quick, standard-aligned assessments on this topic. Enjoy!