Aim: How do we use the order of operations to evaluate numerical expressions?
Course: Grade 6
Warm-Up: A few years ago, a controversial meme with the mathematical problem 8 ÷ 2(2 + 2) went viral. Students use calculators to help them determine the answer.
Homework: Students create or find a similar mathematical meme, explain how to get the answer, and briefly explain common incorrect answers and methods.
Task Rating (see the equity task rubric for details):
- Rigor: 2 (students use precise language when discussing order of operations)
- Diversity: 0
- Identity: 1 (students justify their thinking to each other, but the task isn’t immediately relevant to their lives)
- Justice: 0