Students will cut and sort 32 numerical expression cards into matching pairs based on the cards having the same solutions. Students will then record their answers on a recording sheet. This is great for group work and math stations. The expressions do not have exponents. Some cards have brackets with parentheses.
This activity aligns with both Texas TEKS and the Common Core:
TEK 5.4F simplify numerical expressions that do not involve exponents, including up to two levels of grouping
TEK 5.4E describe the meaning of parentheses and brackets in a numeric expression
CCSS 5.OA.A.1 and CCSS 5.OA.A.2