This resource can be used in small groups, partners, or individually to check students’ understanding of the concept of order of operations and solving equations.
Roll the dice or randomly choose a number for the “Target Number” and everyone should write that number on their sheet. Choose 5 more numbers and write them down. Students create equations using the numbers in any order, with any operations, and grouping symbols so that the answer is the Target Number. Each of the 5 numbers can only be used once in the equation.
Included in this resource are sheets for students to find 1, 2, or 3 equations, depending on how challenging you’d like the task to be.