Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 20 - 35 mins

Topic: Operations & Algebraic Thinking; Interpret Numerical Expressions

Grade Level: 5

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will write their own 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: Students will work in pairs to solve the problem in the sample comic.

Activity: Students will write their own equation using parentheses, brackets, and/or braces in one panel. Students will explain the order of how to solve that equation in an additional three-to-six panels.

Closure: Students will review and recite/chant the order for solving equations/expressions with parentheses, brackets, and/or braces.

 

Differentiation:

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

  • Allow students to work with a peer model.

  • Allow students to write in their home language.

Resources:

  • Comic to print or display: Comic.
  • Students should write out and try their equations on a scrap piece of paper first, to be sure it works before explaining the solving process.

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