# Evaluating Expressions & Order of Operations Task Cards

## Do you need a little help covering evaluating expressions and order of operations?

These task cards are the perfect activity for your restless upper elementary or middle school math class!

The collaborative element makes them fun and engaging, and they’re aligned with core standard CCSS 6.EE.A.1!

Using task cards is a great change of pace from the typical warmup or test review. Get their bodies moving and see their brains start to move!

Let’s face it – students HATE sitting in desks all day.  They LOVE any opportunity to get up and move around, even if it’s while practicing math!

## Topics:

• There are three word problems and 17 expressions.  Two of the expressions include absolute value.
• Some of the expressions include parentheses but no more than two sets of grouping symbols in each.
• Some of the expressions include exponents, but no exponents higher than 3.

## Contents:

• 20 Stations (2 to a page or 4 to a page)
• Color or Black & White Ink Saver
• Student Recording Sheet

## Recording sheet and answer key included!

This is an easy low-prep activity. Just print, cut out, laminate, and you can use these task cards year after year!

## This resource has aPERFECT rating on Teachers Pay Teachers!

Check out two of the dozens of perfect reviews:

Great resource for my students with learning disabilities. Can use as practice as my 6th graders are currently learning how to evaluate expressions. Also, this is a great “go-to” activity when students in grades 6-8 need a refresher/review on the order of operations. Love your work!! Thank you.

Susan P.

Fantastic! I need something for my early finishers.

Kennda P.

## Need ideas for how to use these task cards in your classroom?

Check out this awesome blog post from Maneuvering the Middle: 10 Ways to Use Task Cards in Your Classroom