## 5.OA.A.1

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

17 Lesson(s)

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

#### 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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#### Different operations have different strengths

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

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

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

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

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

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#### Create a study guide to review Operations & Algebraic thinking.

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

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