After reviewing the order of operations, we completed this negatives and exponents graphic organizer in our Algebra 1 interactive notebook. I think in the future, I would make this activity into some sort of card sort instead. I also wish I would have had a place where students formally recorded the difference between a negative …

# Order of Operations Activities

I created this foldable to give my Algebra 1 students some practice with the order of operations. These were definitely complex problems. I wrote them to involve negatives with exponents, absolute value bars, radicals, and fractions. One of the key skills I am trying to teach my algebra students is that there are more types …

I love this “One Incorrect” Order of Operations Activity that was shared by Greta Bergman. Students are given 8 expressions. 7 of the expressions simplify to -13. 1 of them doesn’t. I challenge students to complete problems until they find the one that doesn’t equal -13. I tell them that when they find that one, …

I created this order of operations graphic organizer for our Algebra 1 interactive notebooks. My students may have been looking at order of operations problems for years, but these problems most likely didn’t contain grouping symbols such as absolute value bars, radicals, or fraction lines. My students need practice with this broader definition of grouping …

Download a free printable order of operations poster set for your math classroom. Each section of the poster easily prints on colorful letter-sized paper to create an eye-catching display. One of the first decorations that I hung up in my high school math classroom after waiting an agonizing 10 days for the new wax to …

Grouping symbols are a difficult concept for math students to understand, so I created a free printable grouping symbols reference chart and poster for students to reference while in my algebra classroom. What are grouping symbols? Before students enter my math class, their familiarity with grouping symbols often only extends to parentheses. Elementary teachers often …

My Algebra 2 classes were participants in my action research project over remediating integer operations. Based on what group students were randomly assigned to, they received a certain set of notes. Group 1: Group 2: This second group of students used a number line and bingo chip to work out the questions. Then, we took …

Today I’m sharing a PEMDAS foldable I created to review the order of operations with my Algebra 1 students. We glued our foldable in our algebra interactive notebooks. The outside of our order of operations foldables lists the steps involved in PEMDAS. On the inside of our foldable, we worked through an example order of …

Today I’m sharing an Order of Operations PEMDAS Graphic Organizer I created to review the order of operations with my Algebra 1 students. We glued these graphic organizers in our interactive notebooks. I have to say I can’t take credit for setting up the order of operations as a hopscotch game. I originally saw it …