Order Of Operations: Using Parentheses, Brackets, and Braces5th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: Math, Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: Using Parentheses, Brackets, or Braces in Numerical Expressions, Evaluate Expressions with Symbols
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: pencils, crayons/colored pencils, blank paper (a few per student) and a document camera/projector or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Optional: printable “Exit Slips” (as an optional assessment component) (1 copy per student)
Lesson Plan Description
This Fifth Grade, fully scripted half day of Math lesson plans is broken up into 3 separate segments (30-60 minutes each). These lessons address use of parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluating expressions with these symbols (5.OA.A.1). These lessons include: key math vocabulary, helpful student notes for reference, guided and independent practice of concepts, and a game to reinforce the concept of Order of Operations.
- Segment 1: Students will be able to distinguish between parentheses, brackets, and braces and apply previous knowledge about the order of operations (PEMDAS) to new situations.
- Segment 2: Students will be able to evaluate numerical expressions with parentheses, brackets, and braces.
- Segment 3: Students will be able to come up with their own examples of numerical expressions using these symbols.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.