Order of Operations Game

Math

order of operationsORDER OF OPERATIONS

Transform a pizza box into this small-group game! Draw a 7 x 7 grid on a piece of paper sized to fit the bottom of a pizza box. Color the grid; then program its 49 squares as follows: five each of the numbers 1, 6, 7, 8, and 9, and six each of the numbers 2, 3, 4, and 5. Laminate the grid for durability; then glue it to the bottom of the pizza box. Next, label 60 plastic discs or paper circles from 1 to 60 and put them in a small plastic bag. To play, one player draws a number from the bag and places it faceup. All players search the game tray for three adjacent numbers that equal the number drawn when they multiply the first two numbers together and then add the third to or subtract it from the product. The first player to record on paper and then point out a correct combination on the tray keeps the disc. The player with the most discs after an allotted time wins.

From: The Mailbox Intermediate Activities

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About Lucy Salerno

I have been a resident of Fairfield for over 25 years and have 30 years’ teaching experience in California K – 6 schools. I have been a music teacher, band and choral director, elementary teacher in grades K – 6, a district level technology coordinator teaching, and an elementary school administrator. In 2011, my most recent school, Scandia Elementary, on Travis Air Force Base, was awarded the California Distinguished School Award for work and programs implemented under my watch. Because of my broad educational background, I know and understand what is needed in today's difficult educational environment. I have taught writing to children in numerous grades as a core subject as well as integrating writing into other curricula areas. I retired a few years ago from the Travis Unified School District, I love working with children, and am now dedicating my services and skills in support of your children. Through love and patience, I hope to understand a child's needs, meet them where they are, build self-confidence and develop a life-long love of learning.
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