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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™
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    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

Published on 11/03/2006

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