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    • Math: Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Thinking
    • Math: Middle Grades Math: Basic Facts
    • Math: Middle Grades Math: Number Sense
    • Math: Middle Grades Math: Problem Solving

  • Author

    Lois Coles

  • Level


  • Activity Time

    45 Minutes

  • Device
    • TI-83 Plus Family
    • TI-84 Plus
    • TI-84 Plus Silver Edition
    • TI-Navigator™
  • Software


  • Other Materials
    Number cubes can also be used to generate numbers for this activity
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OOOPS! Order of Operations and the TI graphing calculator

Activity Overview

In this activity students will use the random number generator to generate numbers to make an expression using the correct order of operations when simplified will yield a target number.

Before the Activity

Have students log into NavNet.

During the Activity

Teacher can use the Smartview to do as a whole class activity. Teacher can monitor student progress with Screen captures.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary