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Henrico County Public Schools, Virginia
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Number and Number Sense

Computation and Estimation

Measurement and Geometry

Probability, Statistics, Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

SOL Review Materials
*Items measuring these SOL will be completed without the use of a calculator.
Computation and Estimation
Focus: Applications of Operations with Rational Numbers

The student will evaluate whole number numerical expressions, using the order of operations. 
Essential Knowledge and Skills
  • Simplify expressions by using the order of operations in a demonstrated step-by-step approach. The expressions should be limited to positive values and not include braces { } or absolute value | |.
  • Find the value of numerical expressions, using order of operations, mental mathematics, and appropriate tools. Exponents are limited to positive values.
Essential Understandings
  • What is the significance of the order of operations? The order of operations prescribes the order to use to simplify expressions containing more than one operation. It ensures that there is only one correct answer.
Vertical Articulation
  1. SOL 5.7 - evaluate whole number numerical expressions using order of operations
  2. SOL 7.13ab - a) write verbal expressions as algebraic expressions and sentences as equations and vice versa; b) evaluate algebraic expressions
  3. SOL 8.1a - simplify numerical expressions involving positive exponents, using rational numbers, order of operations, properties
  4. SOL 8.4 - evaluate algebraic expressions using order of operations
Instructional Materials
  1. VDOE Enhanced Scope and Sequence Lesson: Order Up! (PDF) - Exploring the order of operations and using it to evaluate numerical expressions (Word)
  2. Notes: Order of Operations (flipchart) - notes, BrainPop, Explore Learning, practice problems
  3. Notes: Order of Operations #2 (flipchart) - Notes, understanding parenthesis with practice
  4. Notes: Order of Operations #3 (flipchart) - practice understanding order of operations
  5. Guided Notes and Practice (pdf) - fill in notes with 20 practice problems
  6. Activity: I Have Who Has Questions (doc) - 29 practice cards
  7. Activity: MATHO - Order of Operations (flipchart) - board game for students to practice order of operations
  8. Notes: Order of Operations - video, notes, puzzle (flipchart) - video on order of operations with Tarsia puzzle.
  9. Activity: Exponent Follow Me Puzzle (pdf)
  10. Activity: Balancing Expressions using Illuminations website (pdf) - using website to solve order of operations.
  11. Activity: Order of Operation Bingo (ppt)
  12. Game: Bowl-a-fact (flipchart) - practice creating your own order of operation questions
  13. Song: Order of Operations (mp3) | Song Lyrics (pdf)
  14. VDOE Algebra Readiness Curriculum Companion: Using Order of Operations and Exploring Properties (pdf)
Real World Lessons
  1. Solving Expressions Mix and Match (flipchart) - interactive practice with 24 practice problems
  2. Worksheet: Order of Operations Classwork (doc) - 14 questions on solving and understanding order of operations
  3. Worksheet: Order of Operations Practice (doc) - 14 practice problems solving order of operations
  4. Worksheet: Order of Operations Practice (doc) | Self-Paced ActivEngage version (flipchart) - 12 practice problem on worksheet or using ActivEngage
  5. Worksheet: Order of Operations Practice (doc) - 6 practice problems solving order of operations
SOL Mini Quiz
  1. SOL 6.8 Mini Quiz: Order of Operations (pdf)
  1. Mathematics Assessment Project: E04:Hot Under The Collar - Expert - In this task you will compare two methods of converting temperature measurements from Celsius to Fahrenheit.
  2. Order of Operations - Find the Mistake (doc)
  3. Order of Operations Inquiry (doc)
  1. YouTube: The Order of Operations
  2. YouTube: PEMDAS Style (Gangnam Style Parody)
Explore Learning
  1. Order of Operations: Select and evaluate the operations in an expression following the correct order of operations.
  1. Learn Alberta: Exploring Order of Operations
  2. Learn Alberta: Select Number - Order of Operations
  3. Math-Play: The Order of Operations Millionaire Game
  4. XPMath: Order of Operations Game
  5. XPMath: Call of Hierarchy Game
  6. MrNussbaum: Order of Operations Royal Rescue
  7. Math Frog: Order of Operations
  8. Math Playground: Math Man Order of Operations
  9. Wyzant: Order of Operations
  10. BrainGenie: Order of Operations
  11. MathSlice: One Step Equations
VDOE Interventions
  1. VDOE Algebra Readiness Curriculum Companion: Using Order of Operations and Exploring Properties - The lessons focus on order of operations and evaluating numerical expressions. Students will also investigate and recognize properties of real numbers used to solve an equation. (pdf)
Common Core Standards