Interactive Notebook (Pt. 1) post and my Interactive Notebook (Pt. 2) post. This post includes powers and exponents, order of operations and evaluate expressions. I honestly love this chapter. I think it's fun to teach and most students think it's kind of fun!
First up: Powers and Exponents
I will say, students seem to understand exponents in isolation, but when you add all the steps of order of operations, they completely forget how to evaluate an exponent. We referred back to this page in their spirals often.
Next up: Order of Operations
The first thing I have the student do is fill out an anticipation guide.
We also made this fun page:
Lastly, we covered Evaluate Expression
Since it was so close to Halloween and Fall in general, another teacher created this cute pumpkin worksheet. They have to solve the problems and then use their answers to help color.
That wraps up our Chapter 1! If you are interested in any of the printable items, just let me know!