5.OA.A.1

Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.

 
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Numerical Expressions and Patterns Introduction Lesson

5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
Julie Kelley
Tyngsborough, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Play this vocabulary game, Vo-Back-ulary, to make help students form connections to new words and then understand the connections between them.

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The Challenge of Directions

5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
Julie Kelley
Tyngsborough, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students grapple with the challenges of carefully reading questions to answer what is actually asked. Interpreting the directions can be the most challenging part of a problem.

 
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Strength of Operations

5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
Julie Kelley
Tyngsborough, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Different operations have different strengths

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Order of Operations & Decimals

5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
Julie Kelley
Tyngsborough, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will use EVERYTHING they have already learned to simplify some tricky expressions (exponents, decimals, and order of operations are all combined).

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Choice Time Continued

5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
Julie Kelley
Tyngsborough, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Providing choice helps keeps students motivated. Students move freely between activities as they practice what they have learned.

 
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Order of Operations

5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
Julie Kelley
Tyngsborough, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

When students know to simplify expressions before stressing, they will find complex expressions can be simple when taken one piece at a time.

 
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PEMDAS PIZZA

5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
5th Grade Math » Unit: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
Julie Kelley
Tyngsborough, MA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Practice makes perfect. Today students spend more time simplifying expressions. The PEMDAS PIZZA model helps them stay organized.

 
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Writing Numeric Expressions

6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions
6th Grade Math » Unit: Expressions
Carla Seeger
New Haven, CT
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Expressions can be used to represent a mathematical or real-world problem using numbers and symbols to make meaning of a problem and understand problems.

 
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Algebra: Equal or Not Equal

4th Grade Math » Unit: Algebra
4th Grade Math » Unit: Algebra
Rose Monroe
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students learn that equations always have an equal sign and can be true or false.

 
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Mirror Image Review

5th Grade Math » Unit: Operations & Algebraic Thinking
5th Grade Math » Unit: Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Jessica Field
Kenansville, NC
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Create a study guide to review Operations & Algebraic thinking.

 
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mirror
   

At the Farmer's Market

5th Grade Math » Unit: Test Prep
5th Grade Math » Unit: Test Prep
Jessica Field
Kenansville, NC
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Visit the farmer's market to reinvent some recipes (using equations) into tasty, nutritious snacks!

 
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Using More than One Set of Grouping Symbols

5th Grade Math » Unit: Operations & Algebraic Thinking
5th Grade Math » Unit: Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Jessica Field
Kenansville, NC
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Learn how important grouping symbols are!

 
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Problem Set: Number Lines

Algebra I » Unit: Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions
Algebra I » Unit: Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions
James Dunseith
Worcester, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A number line gives us a way to visualize order of operations, bridging the gap between abstract and quantitative reasoning . As we begin, students pay close attention to scale.

 
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The Parentheses Challenge

Algebra I » Unit: Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions
Algebra I » Unit: Number Tricks, Patterns, and Abstractions
James Dunseith
Worcester, MA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Let's play a game: given an expression, can you place one set of parentheses that will give that expression the greatest possible value?

 
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Using Order of Operations & Parentheses

5th Grade Math » Unit: Operations & Algebraic Thinking
5th Grade Math » Unit: Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Jessica Field
Kenansville, NC
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

"Fish around" to find out why using numeric expressions is a good strategy to find total numbers!

 
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Common Core Math
 
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