teaching resource

# Order of Operations – Differentiated Bump Game

• Updated:  22 May 2023

Use this set of Bump games to sharpen your students’ computation skills by using the order of operations to evaluate expressions.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  4 Pages

• Year:  6

• Differentiated:  Yes

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teaching resource

# Order of Operations – Differentiated Bump Game

• Updated:  22 May 2023

Use this set of Bump games to sharpen your students’ computation skills by using the order of operations to evaluate expressions.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  4 Pages

• Year:  6

• Differentiated:  Yes

Use this set of Bump games to sharpen your students’ computation skills by using the order of operations to evaluate expressions.

## Let’s Play an Order of Operations Game!

Understanding how to apply the order of operations can be a fun and exciting step in a student’s maths journey. As students are learning about the steps (maybe you’ve taught them BOMDAS) there are different levels of difficulty that arise when solving problems with multiple operations.

If you are looking for a differentiated resource to help students of many different abilities conquer their understanding of the order of operations, look no further!

Teach Starter has created a fun Bump game for your students to play as they are learning to evaluate different expressions. This game comes with three different game boards. Each board increases with difficulty.

• Game board 1: Evaluate expressions with two operations and exponents
• Game board 2: Evaluate expressions with two operations, parentheses and exponents
• Game board 3: Evaluate expressions with three operations, parentheses and exponents

## How to Play Our Bump! Game!

The first player will roll their dice and add the digits together. The player will find the matching value on the BUMP game board and solve the problem. Find the answer and cover it up with a game piece.

The next player will take the same steps as the first player. If the answer already has a game piece on it, the player can bump the piece off of the board and replace it with his or her own game piece. If the same player places two game pieces on a value, this space is locked and cannot be bumped off.

Through this activity, students will show they use the order of operations to evaluate expressions with parentheses and exponents.

## Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your maths lessons.

In addition to partner work time, use this order of operations game to enhance learning through guided maths groups or maths centers.

## Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Print on thick card for added durability and longevity. Place the game boards a folder or large envelope for easy access.

This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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