I love being a connected educator. I have learned so much from other teachers in other parts of the world. I just discovered Angie at Coefficients of Determination. She was having the same struggles with the order of operations.
She has created a perfect foldable that I completed with my class this week. They loved it, and I think it finally solidified the order of operations. They are really starting to understand multiplication and division go together and that addition and subtraction go together. Here it is.
Then she played the game risk with them. I had a hard time imagining how this game would work, but I gave it a try and the kids loved it. Check it out.
I’m going to give a quick quiz on the order of operations and then move on. Even my struggling students have an excellent understanding much better than in past years. Thank you everyone!