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Order Of Operations: Using Parentheses, Brackets, and Braces

5th Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
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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.