1. Topic-
Order of Operations
2. Content-
Order of Operations -Acronym- -PEMDAS- Parentheses, Multiplication or Division (whichever comes first), Addition or Subtraction (whichever comes first.)
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Students will be able to evaluate algebraic expressions.
4. Objectives-
Students will begin to think about why the order of operations matters, and what it means for their own math work.
5. Materials and Aids-
Smart Board, Multiplication Table, Array. Order of Operations Practice Questions and Groups
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Introduce the Order of Operations. PEMDAS- Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. Explain the order and why it is important to follow it. Introduce triangle/ pizza design.

B. Development-

Pose problems such as the following (problems only) and challenge students to solve them using paper and pencil only: Pass out Multiplication worksheets and manipulative's for creating an Array. Have students enter each problem on their paper exactly as it is written. Remind them to ask questions. Ask students to explain what they have discovered. They should recognize that if the order is not followed they may get a different answer.

C. Practice-

Practice on the smart board. Then, have students break into groups and answer group questions provided. Have students come up with their own problems for a neighbor/ group mate.

D. Independent Practice-

Have students follow work on the Smart Board.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Multipllication table
2.Create an Array

F. Checking for understanding-

Have students restate the correct order of operations. Have students come up with their own clever way of remembering the order.

G. Closure-

Exit Slip
7. Evaluation-
Determine mastery of lesson by overseeing work performed.
8. Teacher Reflection-
Review with students who displayed difficulty, while other students work independently.

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