We are still going over order of operations in math, since this requires a lot of practice. I am happy to observe that more and more students are mastering this concept. I have said, and I will keep repeating, that math is about patterns. The order of operations is a pattern, a set of rules, that when consistently followed will produce the accurate response in any exercise. Of course, computation has to be accurate too, that is why it is always important to be careful when making calculations.
We started off with something simple like 8 + 2 x 7. Using the order of operations, we again start at the top....
G - grouping such as parentheses, braces, and brackets
E - exponents, which is really repeated multiplication.
M - multiply and divide
A - add and subtract
When there is both multiplication and division and/or adding and subtracting, you go from left to right
Since there are no groupings or exponents in 8 + 2 x 7, we see that there is multiplication, so we begin there. 2 x 7 = 14. No the problem looks like this: 8 + 14; solve it: 8 + 14 = 22. Done! The expression has now been simplified!
We then moved on towards more complex problems such as: 5(2+4)+15÷(9-6) and those with exponents.
The actual set of problems (with answers!) is available for downloading
In social studies, we continued working on the Wax Museum research.
In literacy, we reviewed theme using Nearpod and then did a mini quiz on it, which was overall a great success!