Subject: Math
Lesson Length: 20  35 mins
Topic: Operations and Algebraic Thinking; Interpret Numerical Expressions
Brief Description: Students will write equations using parentheses, brackets, and/or braces and explain the order of how to solve.
Know Before You Start: Students should have prior practice with solving equations or expressions involving parentheses, brackets, and/or braces.
Hook:
 Have students work in pairs to solve the problem in the sample comic.
Activity:
 Have students create a comic that includes their own equation
 Panel 1 should include their equation.
 Additional panels should explain the order in which the equation is solved.
Closure:
 Have students review and recite the order of operations.
Differentiation:
 Allow students to use the speechtotext feature.
 Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.

Scaffold instruction by providing a visual with stepbystep directions with the order of operations.

Allow students to work with a peer model.

Allow students to write in their home language.