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Order of Operations - Level 1

This two page worksheet introduces the Order of Operations. It covers multiplication and division, and addition and subtraction.

Helpful idea: Use an example like, 3 + 2 x 4, and solve it two different ways to show why we need the Order of Operations. If we do not use it our answers will vary.

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Order of Operations - Level 2

These one page worksheets cover the Order of Operations. They cover parentheses, multiplication and division, and addition and subtraction. There are two different versions.

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Order of Operations - Level 2Free Sample Version

This three page worksheet covers the Order of Operations. It covers parentheses, multiplication and division, and addition and subtraction.

Student Misunderstanding: Multiplication does not come before division every time, and addition does not come before subtraction every time. They are considered equal in the Order of Operations, and we read from left to right.

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Order of Operations - Level 3

These one page worksheets cover the Order of Operations. They cover parentheses, exponents, multiplication and division, and addition and subtraction. There are two different versions.

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Answer, Find, and ShadeOrder of Operations - Level 2

Students use the Order of Operations to solve expressions and shade in a picture. This art page is great for special occasions like Mother's Day, birthday, or thank you note.

Teacher misunderstanding: Many teachers like to use the phrase, "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally," to help students remember the Order of Operations. This is helpful, but many students then think that multiplication comes before division and addition comes before subtraction.

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Answer, Find, and ShadeIntegers and Order of OperationsLevel 2

This one page art HALLOWEEN worksheet reviews integers and order of operations.

Key concept: Understanding positive and negative numbers and the order of operations.

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Answer, Find, and ColorFill in the Blank

This free winter holiday, one page art worksheet reviews basic order of operations by having students fill in the blanks to complete various equations.

Help idea: Allow students to choose their own colors so the art work becomes more personal and unique. Just shade in lightly.

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Answer, Find, and ShadeFill in the Blanks

These one page art worksheets use fill in the blank questions to review order of operations and solving equations. The drawing is the same but the questions are different for each level.

Helpful idea: Use the picture to help students see patterns. If they do the worksheet incorrectly than the shape will not look correct.

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Answer, Find, and ShadeThe Three Basic PropertiesLevel 2

These one page worksheets have students use the distributive, associative, and commutative properties to simplify expressions. The drawing is the same but the shading and questions are different for each worksheet.

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Substitution - Level 1

This two page worksheet introduces substitution. It has one page for addition and subtraction, and one page for multiplication and division.

Student misunderstanding: If v = 3 and z = 5, and students were given an expression: 4vz, most would think this means 435 instead of 4 x 3 x 5.

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Substitution - Level 2

These one page worksheets continue substitution. They cover basic arithmetic and alternative ways of showing multiplication and division.

Key concept: Letters (variables) can be used to represent numbers and they're interchangeable.

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Substitution - Level 3

These one page worksheets finish up substitution. Students substitute numbers for variables to solve expressions.

Key concept: After substituting students use the Order of Operations to solve the expressions.

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Answer, Find, and Shade - Level 1Substitution

This one page art worksheet reviews substitution, order of operations, and basic algebra. Students substitute the values into the expressions and solve.

Student misunderstanding:
1. Variables next to each other or a number next to
a variable is the same as multiplication.
For Example: abc = a x b x c or 2h = 2 x h

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Answer, Find, and Shade - Level 2Substitution

This one page art worksheet reviews substitution, order of operations, and basic algebra. Students substitute the values into the expressions and solve.

Student misunderstanding:
1. Variables next to each other mean multiplication.
For Example: abc = a x b x c
2. Be careful replacing the decimal after multiplying.
For Example: 0.6 x 0.6 = 0.36, but 0.6 x 6 = 3.6

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Answer, Find, and Shade - Level 3Substitution

This one page art worksheet reviews substitution, order of operations, and basic algebra. Students substitute the values into the expressions and solve.

Student misunderstanding: Variables next to each other mean multiplication.
For Example: abc = a x b x c.

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Substitution Puzzle - Level 2

This one page worksheet has students determine the value of three shapes and then substitute the values into expressions. It also reviews the order of operations.

Key concept: Students need to understand they can substitute numbers and variables into equations and expressions.

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