**Subject: Math**

**Lesson Length: 20 - 35 min**

**Topic: Operations & Algebraic Thinking- Interpret Numerical Expressions**

**Grade Level: 5**

**Objective: Critical thinking, Evaluation**

**Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.OA.A.1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.OA.A.2**

**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 sample problem in the comic.

**Activity:**
Students will write their own equation using parentheses, brackets, and/or braces in 1 frame. Students will explain the order of how to solve that equation in an additional 3-6 frames.

**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

**ELL supports**- Peer Model
- Allow students to write in their home language

**Resources:**

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