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The Right Combination

Published on 08/20/2010

Activity Overview

In this activity, students use the order of operations and number properties to create a unique expression from a set of numbers that must equal another number. Then they will place parenthesis in a number statement to make it true. Students will also indentify properties commonly used evaluating expressions.

Key Steps

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    In this activity, students use the order of operations and number properties to create a unique expression from a set of numbers that must equal a given number. They will also determine how to correct an expression that does not equal that number.

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    Students also explore the placement of parentheses to ensure number sentences evaluate correctly. Finally, students use the Commutative or Associative Properties of Addition and Multiplication to complete equations.