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Order of Operations – Vocabulary Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 5 pages | Grades: 5 - 6

Promote math vocabulary development with this set of 11 order and operations vocabulary cards.

Review Order of Operations Vocabulary 

Are your students beginning their order of operations unit? If so, you may have seen that there are a lot of vocabulary words they need to know! Not only do students need to know the words, but they also have to be able to define what each word means as well as apply it in a mathematical sense. 

With this resource, you will be able to download 11 vocabulary cards with a definition and picture on each. There also is a blank card if you would like to make copies and add your own words. The words included in this resource are parentheses, brackets, braces, order of operations, expression, equation, GEMDAS, exponent, evaluate, operation, and PEMDAS.

How to Use Math Vocabulary Cards

There are many different ways you can use vocabulary cards in your classroom. These cards can make a beautiful addition to a bulletin board or math focus wall. With each unit, you can change out the associated vocabulary terms.

Vocabulary games are also a must in the classroom! Encourage students to engage in activities such as “Quiz, Quiz, Trade” or a guessing game where students draw a picture of the vocabulary word for others to guess. 

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 cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

This resource was created by Lorin Davies, a teacher in Texas and Teach Starter Collaborator. 



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