Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tried it Tuesday-Order of Operations Project

Finally linking up with Holly for Tried It Tuesday, on Wednesday. 

It was supposed to be Saturday Spark with Joanne, but I just couldn't get it together. 

Last week, I assigned my first project to my advanced students. 

They were given a room number from our building. We just completed our Order of Operations unit. Their assignment was to create a 6-8 step equation using all four operations, parenthesis and an exponent to get that classroom number. 

Students then created a mobile with each step. 

I only gave them one week for this project. It was a major grade. It was their homework for the week. 

Here's the results: 

I have over 100 of these hanging.  
I would also like to post the project. Keeping my fingers crossed to do that this weekend. 
It was fun, simple and quick! 

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  1. Those are awesome! Can't wait to see the project itself. Great idea!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. This looks great, Elizabeth!
    I hope you will post directions...
    I'd love to try it...
    Congrats on such a successful lesson and project!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  3. This is very cool. I like how it's basically backward planning for the kids.

    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  4. Love this! We started this chapter today and I think this might be right up our alley! Thanks for the amazing ideas!

    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

  5. Great post! I needed some info like that to get things running better. Keep sharing such knowledgeable post. Thanks.

  6. Lovely idea. Do you have the rubrics you used to assess? I'm curious how you attached to standards. Thanks.