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 symbols than just the parentheses that they learned about from Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.
I gave students a blank order of operations template, and we filled in the meaning of each of the letters. I made a big deal of emphasizing that multiplying and dividing are really the same operation so we do them from left to right. Same with addition and subtraction.
I really liked the Grouping Symbols poster I created last year, so I decided to turn it into a notebook page.
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More Order of Operations Teaching Resources
- Fives Challenge Puzzle
- Fours Challenge Puzzle
- Twos Challenge
- Make 30 Puzzles
- Order of Operations Question Stack Activity
- Missing Parentheses – An Order of Operations Activity
- Order of Operations Practice Worksheet
- Plus Times Puzzles
- Chinese Order of Operations Task
- Negatives and Exponents Graphic Organizer
- Order of Operations Practice Foldable
- “One Incorrect” Order of Operations Activity
Tuesday 3rd of September 2019
I love the -13 bubble worksheet! Do you have a link to it somewhere I can find? Also, I saw the operation whammies. How do you use those in your classroom? Thank you so much!!!
Monday 11th of September 2017
Perfect timing! Love the order of ops notebook pages. Thanks for sharing - I'll definitely be using these!
Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)
Tuesday 12th of September 2017