Order of Operations

Sometimes order matters! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the order of operations that you should use when solving a math problem. You’ll learn which items in a problem come first; when you deal with exponents; and which operations are worked from left to right. Find out what happens when you ignore the order of operations, and why we need a specific order of operations. You’ll also discover what to do when operations occur within parenthesis — and you’ll get tips on a few great ways to remember the correct order! This movie is definitely made to order.

Order of Operations Lesson Plan: Math Skills Bingo

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to learn how to apply the order of operations when computing with whole numbers, excluding and then including exponents. Students will then create an original story, song, short skit, or poem to help them remember the order of operations, and practice their math skills through a game called Order of Operations BINGO. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Numbers and Operations Lesson Plan: The Online Game Krypto

Lesson Plan Summary In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the function of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in problem solving. Students will select the correct operation and numeral to create an accurate number sentence in interactive game play. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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