5.OA.1 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson

In this 5.OA.1 Fifth Grade Common Core lesson students use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.  First, turn over five body-segment number cards and one head-segment number card. Next, using the operations signs, parentheses, and brackets, rearrange the body segments. The solution to the resulting expression should be the head of the caterpillar.Then, record five expressions on the worksheet.  Finally, continue your practice with the provided worksheets independently or with a partner.

Teacher Directions for 5.OA.1 Fifth Grade Common Core Lesson

This lesson teaches students how to use and evaluate parentheses and brackets in numerical expressions.  This lesson is perfect for small group, math centers or independent practice. First, introduce this lesson by sharing the Order of Operations and model  solving expressions with parentheses and brackets.  Next, distribute materials to students.  As students work, circulate around the classroom and listen to discussions students have about Order of Operations. After the activity, share students' discussions that you heard to promote Order of Operations skills. Finally, student can continue their practice using the provided worksheets individually or with a partner. Be sure to check out the entire Fifth Grade Common Core workbook.