April 6th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Classroom Idea- Clarifying with Grouping Symbols

Middle School Resource

Classroom Idea- Clarifying with Grouping Symbols

Have students express the numbers 1 through 10 by combining 4’s with any mathematical operation. They must make sure they use the order of operations correctly and use parentheses when needed to show exceptions; for example, 5 = (4 x 4 + 4) / 4.

Encourage students to find a variety of solutions. Have them explain why their order of operation works.

Related NY State Academic Standards: 5.OA.3, 6.EE.1, MST3.5.PS.14 and more!

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