## Reflection: Trust and Respect Order of Operations & Decimals - Section 3: Guided Practice

It is important for me that my students feel comfortable to take risks.  Today was the first time I showed them the lesson image that I had chosen for the lesson.  They loved it.  Pictures really do speak louder than words, this image gave students reassurance that nothing is unattainable.  All students were able to break this problem down when they got past the "it looks to hard" initial reaction.

Gradually releasing the students from solving simple expressions to more complex allowed them to have the confidence and discipline needed to break down a complex expression.

The class was buzzing with excitement as they hummed the PEMDAS don't stress song and pulled away.  The reflections the students wrote supported my thinking, they are confident in their ability to simplify expressions and enjoy the challenge.

Impossible
Trust and Respect: Impossible

# Order of Operations & Decimals

Unit 1: Numerical Expressions and Patterns
Lesson 7 of 13

## 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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Math, Decimals, Number Sense and Operations, Exponents, variable, order of operations (exponents), prior knowledge, rigor, Operations
55 minutes

### Julie Kelley

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